Hopefully, you have received a letter from Bishop Bambera concerning the start of this year’s Diocesan Annual Appeal. This Appeal is the primary fund raising effort in support of the Diocese to serve all those who come for help. Gifts to the Diocesan  Annual Appeal provide essential funding for five ministries which serve every Catholic parish, school and family and many  community individuals and families in 11 counties. Ministries supported by the Appeal include Catholic Social Services and  Parish Social Justice Grants, Catholic Education in schools and parishes, Seminarian Education and care of our retired and ill  clergy, Parish Life Programs and Services as well as Catholic Media and Communications. Next weekend, we will show a short  video highlighting all the good things your donation go to support. Please consider making a donation or pledge to this year’s Appeal.