Dear Friends in Christ,
Our diocese will take up a collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) the weekend of June 2, 2019. Please prayerfully consider supporting the collection this year. Fully 50% of collected funds stay right here in our diocese, while the other 50% of funds support communications projects around the world.
In the Philippines, the island of Samar is home to nearly two million people, about 90% of whom are Catholic. Many live in remote villages outside the reach of television and Internet. Instead, radio is a critical source of information. The Catholic Church has provided the people of Samar with spiritual programming through a dedicated radio station for 20 years.
But in 2013, Typhoon Haiyan hit the island. It destroyed the entire radio station. The community has been unable to fund a new station, leaving hundreds of thousands without access to spiritual messages.
Your support for the Catholic Communication Campaign is now helping the local diocese to rebuild the station. Because of you, people can once again hear radio programs that deepen their faith. You have given our brothers and sisters access to spiritual resources that they have lived too long without. It is only through your generosity that this project, and others like it, can spread the Gospel around the world.
For more information about the collection and the projects it supports, visit www.usccb.org/ccc. Support the collection and connect with Christ.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Michael J. Sheridan
Bishop of Colorado Springs