From the Pastor’s Desk...
Catholics throughout the diocese of Albany will join together in support of the 51st Annual Bishop’s Appeal.
As in the past, each of you will be asked to join together in the spirit of Stewardship by making a financial commitment to
the Church of Albany. Our Bishop’s Appeal provide essential operating support for more than thirty offices that provide
direct services to both this parish and thousands of people throughout this diocese.
A successful Bishop’s Appeal is vital to the continued health of this parish and our Diocesan Church. As our
parish and diocese are one, comprising the Body of Christ, neither can exist without the other and both need your support.
I am asking that every family within this parish join me in support of the 51st Annual Bishop’s Appeal.
During this week, I would ask you to reflect upon my call for support. I would ask you to consider what contributing to this
Appeal really means—your support of this Appeal ensures that our schools remain a vital place of learning, it ensures
that the profound needs of the sick, the troubled and elderly are continuously met by the various offices of Catholic Charities,
it ensures continuous and essential training for all those who are called to ministry within our diocese, and it ensures that
your diocese remains a vital, faith driven community.
May God bless you and 51st Our Bishop’s Appeal—2005.