Charity and Development Appeal

02-14-2021Letter from the PastorFr. Don Kline, V.F.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

A leper came to Jesus and kneeling down begged him and said, "If you wish, you can make me clean." Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand, touched him, and said to him, "I do will it . Be made clean." The message in today's Gospel reminds us to act with compassion.

Your generosity in years past has helped boost the Charity & Development Appeal to new heights this year. The Diocese of Phoenix is releasing $8 .4 million in grants to 70 organizations that help those in need throughout Arizona, including those that support women's health and pregnancy services, homeless, veterans, unemployed, the elderly, and more. When you give to the Charity & Development Appeal you support the work of more than transforms the lives of thousands of people. Together, we can put our faith into action. Together, we can do more than any one parish or person can do . Your love gives hope to so many!

As the family goes, so goes the Church," Bishop Olmsted said. "Living our faith must happen in our families. The CDA is one way to reach out beyond our own family, to be very committed to our parish and our Church."

The CDA provides Catholic-affiliated agencies the means to continue their missions, such as educating and forming future priests, providing for religious education and Catholic education for today's youth, and adult faith formation through Kino Catechetical Institute, among other initiatives. Your gift, big or small, will make a difference in the lives of many people.

For those who have not yet made a pledge, please do so today! These programs and services reach beyond the boundaries of any one parish to all of our community. Support works of mercy in our Diocese. Make a pledge, fill out your donor card today or donate online at, and be an instrument of God's love and mercy through your gift to the CDA.

Consider reaching out to help bless the poor, hungry, downhearted and rejected. If you have not yet made your gift to the CDA, what is preventing you from being a part of this wonderful opportunity to help those in need?

With your gift to the CDA, you heed Our Lord's call to be an instrument of God's mercy. Thank you for your generous support