My dear friends in Christ,
I’m honored and humbled to bring to your prayerful consideration our Annual Catholic Appeal. For us it’s an opportunity to celebrate our Catholic mission, the mandate that Christ has given to you and me, to educate in the faith, to reach out to those who are poor, to give hope to those who are marginalized and disenfranchised, to celebrate our Sacraments with joyful worship, to be able to grow our communities in greater solidarity and fraternity, and to celebrate who we are as a Church. The Appeal allows us the resources and the recommitment on your part and mine to make that mission more vibrant and alive in our midst.
The Annual Catholic Appeal gives us the resources to make love more real in our midst. And, I come to you to ask your help to allow that love to touch every life in Fairfield County to the honor and glory of Christ our Lord.
Sincerely in Christ,
Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano
Bishop of Bridgeport