Tuesday, January 09, 2007

One Family in Christ

The Phoenix Diocesan Charity and Development Appeal 2007 began today with the annual kick-off luncheon. The appeal this year has a prayer commitment component added. The above image has on the reverse of the card the following Stewardship Mealtime Prayer:

Bless us Lord, and these gifts we are about to receive.
Thank You for Your blessings on our family
today and throughout the year.
We ask that You bless and assist those in our diocese who
need our prayers because we are all One Family in Christ.
Bless those who are hungry, homeless
or struggling to come closer to You.
Bless the children, teens and our Seminarians
in their journey to Christ.
Help us all become more like Jesus in sharing
the gifts that You have given us.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Holy Family art piece was commissioned by the Diocese to serve as a constant reminder of the annual Appeal and those agencies and people who are assisted through the generosity of donors.



Anonymous beatrice fletcher said...

Lovely prayer and art. Is this appeal what is known in other parts of the country as Catholic Charities? Would imagine it to be.

6:11 PM  
Blogger rev fr lw gonzales said...

This particular effort serves 70 specific organizations/institutions within the Diocese each year.

7:11 PM  

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