In 1986, St. John Paul II gave us a mission. A mission to build the Catholic Church in East Texas, to develop the Diocese of Tyler. A mission to give all of God’s flock a shepherd’s care.
Many said it couldn’t be done, but today that mission is alive. And one of the greatest resources we have to continue it is the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.
Your contributions to the Appeal are vital to the growth of our Church.
Each year your gifts fund the many youth, family, and charitable ministries that make sure all of God’s Flock receive a shepherd’s care in East Texas.
Your support to the Appeal forms our priests, chosen by God to shepherd our families. Through your generosity, we are able to vastly grow our number of seminarians, providing future shepherds for all our parishes and missions.
Most of all, your gifts provide for the men who have given us a lifetime of service, our retired priests. You make sure they have the love and care that they need in their old age.
The 2016 Annual Appeal will kick off this weekend, February 6th and 7th. Check your mailbox this coming weekend for an invitation to give.
God’s flock is in your midst. Join Our Mission and help give them a shepherd’s care.