Annual Catholic Appeal

ST. LUKE’s GOAL: $16,611

CHALLENGE GOAL:  $18,633

The terrible circumstances created for everyone by the Covid-19 pandemic cannot be overstated: separation and loneliness, unemployment and homelessness, illness and death. In today’s readings we hear the story of the Israelites journeying in the desert, being tested by afflictions including hunger. God satisfies his people with the miracle of manna and reminds His people we do not live by bread alone.

St. Paul echoes this in his message to the Corinthians that we participate in the Body of Christ through the bread and wine of the Eucharist – nourishment for our spiritual journey. However, over the past many weeks most of us have not had the opportunity to receive the Eucharist, a difficult journey in a most unusual desert.

Now that we are beginning to return to more regular attendance at Mass and the Eucharist, it is fitting that we do so on the Feast of Corpus Christi – the Body and Blood of Christ.

The Annual Catholic Appeal resumes this weekend with an invitation to make a gift that will help many who have been impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak in our archdiocese. As one Body, we make sacrifices for others, not because they are Catholic, but because We Are Catholic!

This weekend as we look forward to returning to a more normal schedule of activities and sacramental celebrations, you are invited once again to participate in the Annual Catholic Appeal by making a gift. If your circumstance permit and your family is blessed with good health and employment, please consider increasing your gift to make up for those who are unable to make a gift at this time.

More information can be found at aca.archstl.org. Your gift will help many who have been impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak in our archdiocese. As we celebrate the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, we acknowledge that we are one Body in Christ, that we make sacrifices for others, not because they are Catholic, but because We Are Catholic!