I feel so grateful for the many blessings that your donations in 2015 made possible for the 94 mission dioceses we serve. Together we were able to build and strengthen Catholic faith communities who are answering God’s call to go forth to “love and serve the Lord” and to transform the world around us.
These inspiring communities continue to teach us that we cannot be Catholic Christians without being missionary, and that we cannot be Catholic parishes without being mission-centered and mission-driven.
Pope Francis’ 2015 visit to the United States helped to energize the Catholic Church in this country and made us at Catholic Extension redouble our efforts to build faith, inspire hope and ignite change. I was fortunate to attend the canonization Mass of St. Junípero Serra in Washington, and this new saint of mission urges all of us, in the words of his motto, to “always keep moving forward.”
In 2015 your generosity allowed us to provide $28.5 million to America’s under-resourced mission dioceses. With your support you helped build and repair churches, rectories and schools. You helped educate America’s priests, sisters, deacons and lay leaders and provided crucial resources for parishes and ministries that would otherwise not exist. You helped make strategic investments in the Church’s future and set financially struggling dioceses on a path toward sustainability.
Thank you for joining us in this crucial mission. We are honored to work and partner with you.
Yours in Christ,
Reverend John J. Wall
President, Catholic Extension
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