ST. LUKE’s GOAL: $16,576
DONATIONS to DATE: $4,991.00 (as of April 20, 2021)
PLEASE NOTE: All checks must be made payable to: Annual Catholic Appeal
When God calls us to do His will, we as Catholics eagerly accept. “I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.” (Psalm 116:14) But too often, our eagerness can lead us to seek more than listen. The Good Shepherd leads His flock to where they are best served. Opportunities surround us, but we must open our hearts to His guidance. We also must understand that small acts of mercy and love may seem inconsequential, but when done collectively, we can fill the entire world with God’s love by serving as one, united Church.
In John 15:1-8, Jesus said to His disciples: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and every one that does he prunes so it bears more fruit…Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me.” We seek to perform His will, and in doing so we grow within our faith and our collective faith shines upon the world, showing the Lord’s mercy to all those who seek it. And so, united as one Church, eager to follow God’s will, our support of the Appeal allows us to provide His love and mercy to so many when they need it most.
The outreach and support provided by our ministries has been needed more than ever. But thanks to your generosity, the Appeal was able to bring hope and healing to our entire community by providing funding that helped our parishes reopen for public worship and keep us united with our faith. Please, prayerfully consider a gift to the Appeal or visit aca.archstl.org to learn more about how your gift can help impact the lives of so many.