Together We Serve

As we journey through Lent 2018, we think about answering our call to almsgiving by supporting the annual Together We Serve appeal. This year, Archbishop Smith invites us to reflect on the theme “One Faith, One Family,” a reminder that in baptism, each of us is born into a larger spiritual family.

Pope Francis tells us that by virtue of baptism, “all the members of the People of God have become missionary disciples.” (cf. Evangelii Gaudium; Mt. 28:19). As in any family, we each have responsibilities to others. While not all of us are called to direct missionary service, all of us can indeed be instruments of God’s mercy and compassion, locally and globally, through our financial sacrifices in His name.

"I am grateful to all of the missionary disciples from our archdiocese who have responded so generously to the call of the Holy Father," the Archbishop writes in his letter of invitation. "Your gifts through Together We Serve enable us to make a greater difference as a family than we ever could as individuals."

Did you know that by giving to Together We Serve, during Lent or anytime throughout the year, you can help 11 different Catholic organizations and institutions? Through the generosity of parishioners, we raised a total of $1.897 million in 2017. Our goal for 2018 is $2 million.

Make a gift through your parish or directly online here. And please share the video!