Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Each time we gather to celebrate Mass we are participating in and publicly giving witness to the presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist.
It is through the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass that Jesus becomes present — body, blood, soul and divinity — in the gift of the Eucharist.
This year the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal has chosen the theme of His Sacrifice, and ours! It is because of the sacrifice made by the generous donors of the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal that we are able to provide much-needed help to thousands of people each year by charitably meeting the needs of those individuals and families
His Sacrifice, and ours! reminds us that it is His sacrifice on the cross which inspires us to make sacrifices of our own in order to help others whose need is greater than ours.
Please share generously the time, talent and treasure that God has bestowed upon you, so that together we can continue our ministries that enrich, nurture and foster the spiritual and material well-being of individuals, families and communities throughout the Hartford, New Haven and Litchfield counties.
God bless you.
The Most Reverend Leonard P. Blair
Archbishop of Hartford