Dear Friends in Christ,
May God bless you!
Welcome to the 2019 Catholic Services Appeal. It is an exciting time in the Archdiocese of Louisville as our parishes are alive with the Holy Spirit! Each day we are blessed with opportunities to deepen our faith and to share our gifts with others. Through our efforts to promote the call to holiness and serve the spiritual and human needs of those in our communities, the Archdiocese of Louisville proudly serves 24 counties of the Archdiocese of Louisville.
Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, said, “To change the world, we must be good to those who cannot repay us.” With these words he challenges us to do all we can to build up the Body of Christ in our parishes and communities by providing assistance with a generous spirit to those in need. Inspired by the Holy Spirit and empowered by God’s grace, we change the world in so many ways, and support to the Catholic Services Appeal is essential to these efforts.
Your support helps us change the world for every person in our Archdiocese through more than 100 ministries supported by the Catholic Services Appeal. Our Church and society need people who are willing to love as Christ did by joyfully giving of themselves for the benefit of those who cannot repay them. This year I invite you to respond to this call by making a gift to the Catholic Services Appeal. Together we will bring Christ to others.
Sincerely yours in our Lord,
Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D.
Archbishop of Louisville