Please support St. Michael’s and this year’s Annual Bishop’s Appeal. The theme is “Being Ambassadors for Christ” and this sums up so well the way in which we, as Baptized members of God’s family, we are called to bring the message of the Gospel to the world. Just as in all families, the Diocesan family asks for the help of all parishes and households to help continue the mission and ministry of Jesus. Your generous gift will help to ensure that what the Diocese is able to do for so many people through the various important ministries, programs and offices will be able to go on. Please join in supporting the Bishop’s Appeal with whatever gift your means will permit. You may make a pledge gift that may be paid over several months. Also, gifts may be made online at www.thebishopsappeal.org using a secure and safe website. All households and all parishes in the Diocese are invited to join together in this vital appeal, made only once per year. Your gift provides assistance and funds for so many programs and efforts from human services which provide care for homeless and hungry people, to adult and youth faith formation training of new priests while in the seminary, providing chaplains at hospitals, colleges and nursing homes and the various Diocesan offices which support the many works of Jesus and the Apostles. Thank you!