Appealing to Your Heart

Did you know that the Annual Catholic Appeal directly supports the Office of Youth Ministry and REAP Team? Did you know that this support enables us to minister to teens through such events as REAP retreats, Project Life, and the Steubenville Youth Conference?

There have been many concerns within the Archdiocese: restructuring of parishes, St. Stanislaus, and those who have suffered from abuse by priests. With these changes and concerns, the Archdiocese is certainly aware of many who experience pain and grief during this time of transition.

Well, this year the donations for the Appeal have not flowed in quite as quickly as previous years. This may be for a variety of reasons, but the bottom line is this: if the goal is not reached then fewer people in need will be helped. Please prayerfully consider a donation to the Annual Catholic Appeal today and check out [their website](http://www.archstl.org/stewardship/ada/) for more information and how to donate.

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