February 4, 2018
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley
Dear Brothers and Sisters In Christ,
You are a blessing to the Church in central and western Oklahoma!
A strong parish, a strong community and a strong personal faith commitment all contribute to a strong Archdiocese. Your support of the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal can make the Church stronger as we journey together as missionary disciples.
This year’s appeal theme is “Do All Things for the Glory of God.” In making a financial commitment to the Annual Catholic Appeal, you express your faith in God’s goodness by sharing your God-given gifts for His glory. To be Catholic means to look beyond ourselves and to share the joys and burdens of our brothers and sisters in need.
The Annual Catholic Appeal supports vital archdiocesan ministries that serve all Catholic households and families in cities and towns large and small throughout central and western Oklahoma.
Each year, the archdiocese conducts the Annual Catholic Appeal to support youth, young adult and campus ministry, vocations and seminarian education, evangelization and discipleship formation, religious education and Catholic schools, clergy formation, marriage and family life, respect life efforts, funding for local Hispanic ministry and outreach in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala.
I invite you to join me in this mission of loving service to God and our neighbors by considering a pledge.
Blessings are multiplied when all of us work together, and we need your participation to reach our goal of $3.6 million. Through a pledge to the appeal you help build the Church in our archdiocese and advance Christ’s mission to “Do All Things for the Glory of God.”
Please respond using the pledge card you receive in the mail or the card included on the back page of this issue of the Sooner Catholic, or go online to archokc.org/appeal to make your commitment.
Pray for the success of this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal. Please also remember that every gift touches lives. Every gift is important.
I pray that the hope and promise of this New Year bring you abundant joy and blessing.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Paul S. Coakley, S.T.L., D.D.
Archbishop of Oklahoma City