Warms thanks to all parishioners and visitors who have generously responded to Our Catholic Appeal.
As of April 12, we have collected $323,246 of our parish goal of $359,976. Please remember that through Our Catholic Appeal, we have the opportunity to help the Bishop share in the healing work of Christ throughout our nine county Diocese by providing our people, parishes and schools with a wide variety of essential services. Many of them are right here in our community; including Vocations, Catholic Education, the Lay Ministry Program and Catholic Charities.
If you have not made a donation or commitment and you are able to do so, please fill out an envelope and put it in the collection basket. Thank you for your prayerful consideration and generous response.
Building Our Community: Although the seat of our diocesan home is in Orlando, the ministries funded through Our Catholic Appeal reach well beyond Orange County. In the past year alone, your gifts touched the lives of thousands of people all across Central Florida.
Here in Brevard County:
2,395 Catholic school students received a solid education in the faith.
387 catechists and 32 deacons had access to continuing formation opportunities.
7 seminarians grew closer to Christ and the priesthood.
Apostleship of the Sea ministered to more than 23,000 travelers at Port Canaveral.
824 Ministers to the Sick and the Bereaved brought Christ's love to those who are hurting.
Catholic Charities distributed nearly 63,000 pounds of food to hungry individuals and families.
278 young people embarked upon a journey of vocation discernment at the Focus 11 retreat.
520 parishioners examined their civic responsibilities at Faithful Citizenship presentations.
104 couples prepared for a new life as husband and wife.
681 people were confirmed in the Catholic faith.
These figures represent only a portion of the good work that is being accomplished in our area as a result of gifts to Our Catholic Appeal.
To make your pledge online, please visit: www.cfocf.org/OCA/give