Dear Friends in Christ,
The last several years have presented historic challenges for our Diocese, but our faith has remained strong. It is only because of your support that we have maintained, and in some cases grown, our more than 90 ministries and programs. Religious education, marriage preparation, seminarian formation, pro-life activities and the many services of Catholic Charities all were able to continue because of your faithfulness and financial commitment. Even with the uncertainty we have faced during the bankruptcy process, and the COVID-19 pandemic, your daily prayers, and gifts of time, talent and treasure, are priceless. Thank you for responding to the calls from your parish and the Diocese as we continue to navigate uncertain waters, while always placing our trust in our Lord and Savior.
This past year, 2020, provided its share of challenges, but more importantly, opportunities, to expand our services and outreach to the faithful. Programs were held virtually, parish and Diocesan staffs relied on technology to continue working remotely, our clergy, religious and seminarians were all able to continue As we live lives committed to God, He invites us to participate in the Mass, use our gifts and talents accordingly and to spread the Good News of the Gospel. I invite you to participate in the mission of the Church by supporting the 2022 Diocesan Annual Campaign. This campaign directly supports the ministries and programs that provide services to those in need, spiritual growth and education for our ordained men and religious women, and a Catholic educational foundation for our youth and adults. Without support from the faithful, we could not advance the Church in the Diocese of Harrisburg. By supporting the work of these important ministries and programs, you are answering the call and putting your faith in action. I ask you to prayerfully consider making a gift to the 2022 Diocesan Annual Campaign – One Faith, One Family.
As we continue our work in listening to the faithful, especially during the current Synod process, I am grateful for your loyal and steadfast support of the Diocese. Knowing that donors like you have responded to the invitation to give and participate in the mission of our Church is gratifying. I will continue to remember you and your family in my prayers. Please continue to remember our priests, clergy and religious who serve God’s people in your prayers.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer
Bishop of Harrisburg
All monies raised for the DAC are only used for the programs, services and ministries for which they are designated. No gifts to the DAC are used to satisfy legal fees or settlement costs associated with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg’s reorganization. A listing of all DAC allocations may be found at www.hbgdiocese.org/diocesan-annual-campaign.
How You Can Donate: Our parish office is ready to accept your pledge via cash or check. Checks are to be made payable to the parish and are to be mailed or delivered to the parish office. You can also contribute online via credit card.