Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,
We are all called to be good stewards of all the gifts God has given us, and the United Catholic Appeal is an excellent way to respond to that call.
This year’s campaign theme “Where your treasure is, there also your heart will be” (Luke 12:34), gives us insight to the nature of Charity and the importance of our gifts. We ?nd our highest values and priorities in those things to which we direct our treasure; our home, our family and friends, and hopefully our Church.
Your gift to the UCA extends your heartfelt support throughout the 26 counties of the Diocese. Your generosity touches many lives through the ministries, programs, and services of our local Catholic Church. Among the many areas to which our treasure is directed every year are: youth, priestly and diaconal formation, comforting the sick and dying, defending life, bringing light into the prisons, faith formation, and more.
I hope you take pride knowing that your time, talent, and treasure are for the greater honor and glory of God and none of this could be possible without your generosity!
May God Bless us all as we live out our Baptismal Vocation to serve others. May our Blessed Mother, Mary, intercede for your continued growth and perseverance in Faith.
Gratefully yours in Christ Jesus, I remain,
+Most Reverend Patrick J. Zurek, STL, DD
Bishop of Amarillo