2024 Annual Catholic Appeal

Posted on April 18, 2024 in: General News

Dear Friends,

Every year at this time the Archdiocese holds the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA).  This capital campaign is supported throughout our local Church of St. Louis in every one of our parishes.  This year's Appeal is For the Life of the World.  The ACA provides us an opportunity to realize the difference we can make when we act together in God’s love. The impact that it has on so many lives each year is significant.  The ministries that rely on the Appeal are wide ranging and have a direct impact on the Church and our communities throughout the Archdiocese. You can learn more about the Appeal at this link: For the Life of the World https://aca.archstl.org/

This week the Appeal is being launched in our parishes for three weekends.  Thanks to so many of you, Annunciation and Our Lady of Providence have had success in the past, including last year, in achieving the Parish Pledge Goal.  Knowing the generosity of both communities, I have no reason to believe that we will not be successful again this year in reaching our respective pledge goals.  One area, however, that we can work on is to increase our level of participation.  It would be great to see the percentage of participation grow in both our communities by making a pledge this year.  If you haven’t made a pledge to the ACA in the past, or maybe you simply didn't last year, I would ask that you prayerfully consider making a pledge this year and join the thousands of others across the Archdiocese in supporting this very worthy campaign that will help so many this year.  Please know that no matter how large or small you may think your donation may be to the ACA, each is greatly appreciated and benefits the mission of the Church.

By now, you most likely received a mailing from the Archdiocese inviting you to participate in this year’s ACA.  In addition to this mailing, every parish provides a pledge card to each of its parishioners.  We will continue to provide these pledge cards to each of you, as our two parishes have done so in the recent past. 

Our Lady of Providence parishioners - as in previous years, please look for your pledge card in the mail over the next couple weeks. Your pledge cards were mailed to you this week.  Please drop them in the collection basket during offertory at Mass over the next three weekends, or mail them to the rectory, or drop them in our rectory mailbox.

Another two options for parishioners of both parishes to participate and donate is to go online at aca.archstl.org or use Text-to-Give by texting “ACA” to 243725.

May God bless every gift we make to serve Him, and through the generosity of many, may it be For the Life of the World.

Easter Peace & Joy to you!

Father Mike