Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I am deeply grateful for your generosity to your local parish, to our special appeals and to the diocese through our Annual Diocesan Appeal and, most recently, our capital campaign. Your gifts enable us to minister with you to promote the mission of your parish, our diocese and the universal Church.
The annual appeal makes our day-to-day ministry possible for the upcoming fiscal year. The proceeds from the capital campaign will provide long-term fiscal stability with the full impact three to five years off as pledges are fulfilled.
Many demands are made on our resources, especially in these difficult economic times. It is with prayer and faith in the providence of God that we are able to rise above these economic challenges.
I am writing to ask for your generosity for our Annual Diocesan Appeal. Through the appeal we are able to provide services to our parishes and to individuals in the areas of church life, family life, faith formation, social action, liturgy and so much more. We educate our seminarians and our deacon candidates. The appeal enables us to continue our present ministries and expand them to meet new needs in the diocese.
Along with my staff, our clergy, religious and leadership of the diocese, I am committed to serve you as together we move forward in faith and hope. Let us continue to pray for one another and our Church.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Rev. Martin Amos
Bishop of Davenport