Dear Co-workers in Christ:
Each year I appeal to your generosity on behalf of tens of thousands of individuals and families throughout our Northern California diocese. Each year you faithfully respond. Thank you.
This year more than 261,000 lives have been touched by your generous support. More than $3.7 million has been pledged by nearly 24,000 Catholic households. Fifty percent of funds collected went to charitable organizations helping people to overcome poverty and rebuild lives with dignity. Twenty-five percent went back to your parishes to serve the needs of families in your neighborhoods. Twenty-five percent helped seminarians with their education and assisted children in at-risk communities with the cost of Catholic school education.
God’s abundant mercy enables us to bring His tender care to so many of our neighbors in need. To Him be all the glory and praise. Be assured of my prayers. May the joy and peace of the Lord Jesus abide always with you and yours.
Bishop of Sacramento