Lord we pray "Help me to continually increase parish vitality and reflect the presence of Christ in the world."

Browsing The Carpenter's Bench Blog

Home Mission Appeal

This weekend, St. Joseph and St. Ann will take up the collection for the Home Mission Appeal.

I thought the following blog post by Bishop Paul D. Etienne, of the Diocese of Cheyenne and a former priest of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis may be of interest. Bishop Etienne says, "the Diocese of Cheyenne, is one of over 80 dioceses and eparchies that receives support from the Catholic Home Missions Appeal. One of our biggest challenges is how expansive and rural the diocese is – it covers the entire state of Wyoming. Many of our priests are charged with caring for multiple parishes, sometimes up to 100 miles apart. I drive more than 30,000 miles each year within the diocese to make pastoral visits." Read more at http://usccbmedia.blogspot.com/2016/04/strengthening-church-at-home.html