It seems like yesterday when we wrapped up the 2021 Annual Eparchial Appeal. Yet here we are ready to embark on the 2022 Annual Eparchial Appeal. This year the Annual Eparchial Appeal will kick-off on April 23rd, 2022 and wrap up on June 4th, 2022.
The theme of the 2022 Annual Eparchial Appeal is “For much will be required of those to whom much is given” (Luke 12:48). The theme doesn’t only refer to the personal blessings and gifts that have been bestowed on us by God, but also, we must consider the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for our salvation. Therefore, because of His sacrifice and His great love for us, we are asked to in return to love greatly and use everything He has bestowed upon us for His glory.
The Catholic Church, and by extension, our Eparchy, has the most important mission of any organization in world: to preach the soul-saving Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Eparchial Ministries are just one of the tools that we have at our disposal to help us attain salvation, as well as help us to nurture, grow and preserve our faith in the Ukrainian Catholic Church and to make our parishes vibrant.
Carrying on this mission, of course, takes earthly resources. Those of us who, by God’s gratuitous Grace, have received the gift of faith and a new life in Jesus Christ, should naturally want to generously provide what we can to support this desperately important work. Giving back is a way for us to not only affirm that we believe this but to demonstrate it with a concrete action and build virtue in ourselves. We can learn much from the resilience and sacrifice of our Ukrainian people in Ukraine about the importance of our faith and culture.
The future sustainability of these Eparchial Ministries is dependent on a fundraising effort through the Annual Eparchial Appeal. Most of the programs offered through the Eparchial Ministries cannot be offered by individual Parishes because of limited resources, both financial and human. That is why it is so critical that the Faithful of our Eparchy continue to collectively ensure that the Eparchy can provide these Eparchial Ministry programs by supporting the Annual Eparchial Appeal.
Within the next two weeks you will be receiving your Annual Eparchial Appeal Letter Package in the mail, which will contain detailed information on the various Eparchial Ministries and Programs supported by the 2022 Annual Eparchial Appeal.
Now more than ever, it is so important to feed the spiritual needs of all the people. Please consider your support of the 2022 Annual Eparchial Appeal. Your generosity will have already been rewarded by the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ for the salvation of your soul.
If you have any questions regarding the Annual Eparchial Appeal or the Foundation itself, please contact the Foundation Office at 306-653-0138, ext 223.