Dear Friends in Christ,
On April 27/28, 2019 our diocese will take up a collection for the Catholic Home Missions Appeal. This appeal supports the neediest dioceses in the United States. This appeal makes the most basic faith programs possible and shares the gospel message with our brothers and sisters in dioceses including ours where Church communities are scattered and struggling.
Through your generosity the Catholic Home Missions Appeal supports our campus ministry efforts across the diocese. Campus ministry serves students at two four-year institutions, a large community college population, those attending trade and vocational schools, and cadets from the United States Air Force Academy. Your support gives young adults the opportunity to make retreats, go on pilgrimages, participate in service projects, and attend vocational discernment events. These ministry centers also offer daily and Sunday Masses, RCIA classes, regular confession times, Eucharistic adoration, Bible studies, and other opportunities to build community.
Your support of this appeal makes a difference in the faith lives of our brothers and sisters right here in our Diocese and across United States. Please prayerfully consider how you can support the appeal this year. To learn more about the appeal and those who benefit from it, visit www.usccb.org/home-missions.Thank you for strengthening the Church at home.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Michael J. Sheridan
Bishop of Colorado Springs