Vol. 2 - No. 2
Success stories about blessings, volunteers, and how funds are helping.
This issue's stories include 'Opening doors to Catholic schools', 'A calling and an echo', 'Half-off tuition for Lay Pastoral students', 'Campaign creates significant service growth', 'This side of Timbuktu', and 'Out of Africa, a mission to America'.
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Our archdiocese is in the midst of advancing our promising opportunities and addressing our pressing needs. At this moment in our history, sustaining and growing our diocesan ministries requires attention to several key priorities. We must foster strong parish communities, the driving force of our call to be Christ's presence in the world. We must ensure the continued availability and strength of our Catholic schools. We cannot forsake our brothers and sisters in need. We must continue to welcome and foster the rising numbers of priestly vocations God is sending us, while we provide for our retired priests in gratitude for their lives of dedicated service.
Based upon the positive results of a professional planning and feasibility study conducted in 2013, our archdiocese is moving forward with a comprehensive campaign, One Faith, One Hope, One Love. This campaign will transform our communities of faith; strengthen the Catholic presence in our communities; and give our parishes, schools, and other ministries a solid foundation upon which they can prepare for the future. We are united in this commitment with our shepherd, Archbishop Dennis Schnurr, our Auxiliary Bishop Joe Binzer, our diocesan and religious priests, religious sisters and brothers, permanent deacons, lay ministers, and volunteers. One Faith, One Hope, One Love provides a historic opportunity for all of us to work together to realize our vision for a vibrant Catholic Church in our archdiocese.
My Dear Friends in Christ,
St. Peter, our first Pope, took care to impress upon us that we are charged individually, as well as collectively, with the responsibility of stewardship. In 1 Peter, Chapter 4, he teaches "as each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace."
...Read about the importance of stewardship and sacrifice
"Good and gracious God, we thank you for the rich blessings you have showered on our Archdiocese and its people, from generation to generation."
"United in ONE FAITH, may we respond with..."
...Read the Full Prayer
"The Archdiocese of Cincinnati launched its largest fundraising campaign in at least a half century Friday with the creation of a new charitable foundation that soon could become one of the region's largest..."
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