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Archbishop's Appeal

Letter from Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller

Letter from Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

United across 19 counties in 170 Archdiocesan parishes and missions, we are called to live a life of compassion, unity, and discipleship — to be with our brothers and sisters in their journey of faith. 

The 2020 Annual Archbishop’s Appeal has as its theme, “Accompany with Joy, Give with Grace.” To accompany is the willingness to listen deeply to the experiences, needs, joys, and hardships of another. It is your response to imitate Christ by sharing the Gospel message of love.

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How Your Gift Can Make a Difference

How Your Gift Can Make a Difference

The Archdiocese Hospital Chaplaincy is a ministry of the Catholic community supported by the Annual Archbishop’s Appeal. Hospital Ministry chaplain, Fr. Tomy Raphel, continues to serve the sick in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, sharing, “When the pandemic first began, I could personally visit the sick in hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities. But as the pandemic spread and specific guidelines were issued by local authorities, in person visits were restricted by hospitals”. He started to look for different ways to accompany the sick and meet the needs of patients and their families. Through virtual platforms, he prays with patients, their families and friends. It has been an opportunity to minister while providing comfort and opening hearts and minds to our Lord, Jesus Christ.

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