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“All this I do for the sake of the Gospel,
so that I too may have a share in it.”
-1 Corinthians 9:23
My Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Our theme for the 2015 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, “All This I Do For the Sake of the Gospel,” reminds us that we are called to reflect the great love of Jesus Christ, that He would become man and give His life for us, through all of our daily actions and how we live our lives.
As we look to this year’s Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, please reflect on how you have personally experienced the love of the Lord and participate again, or for the first time, in this year’s Appeal.
For Drs. Anthony and Kathleen Raviele, parishioners at Saint Stephen the Martyr, a donation to the Archbishop’s Appeal is just one way they give back to the Church. In Kathleen’s words,
“We donate both to our parish weekly and to the Archdiocesan Appeal because in both cases we are supporting the Church in her mission to bring Christ to everyone. We have always found that whatever we give to the Church, we get back in abundance.”
It is through your extraordinary generosity, along with families like the Ravieles, that the ministries funded by this campaign are able to thrive and help more people experience God’s unfailing love for them.
Thank you in advance for your thoughtful giving and support of our community. May you be blessed without measure
for all your goodness!
Gratefully in Christ,
† Wilton D. Gregory
Archbishop of Atlanta