You Make a Difference
God has given each one of us gifts, graces, talents and abilities that are to be shared responsibly and wisely with others. Stewardship is more than the occasional act of charity and service. It is the way we live our lives, the commitment we give of our time, talent and treasure in thanksgiving for all the blessings we have received. We share those gifts with our Archdiocesan community.
YOUR GIFT TRANSFORMS LIVES
In the Archdiocese of San Antonio, with over 700,000 Catholics, the Mass is celebrated in a number of different languages, representing many rich cultural traditions. Like the many gifts of the Holy Spirit, this landscape of diversity unites to form one Body of Christ. United as one church, you can bring Christ into the lives of many in a powerful way.
YOUR GIFT GIVES FAITH AND HOPE
Our spiritual transformation is like a seed that gives new life. Pope Francis says in his Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel, “God, sends his Spirit into our hearts to make us his children, transforming us and enabling us to respond to his love by our lives.” Your participation in this united effort will enable hearts to be touched with a new joy and enthusiasm through the living and the sharing of our faith.
YOUR GIFT GUIDES THE SPIRIT IN TO THE HEARTS OF GODS PEOPLE
The Holy Spirit is the soul of the church. Following the Consecration of the Archdiocese to the Holy Spirit, we are seeing in our archdiocese a transformation, breathing new life into the Church. Whether we are feeding the poor, providing a Catholic education, evangelizing and forming the youth, keeping families united, or helping our seminarians to discern and prepare for the priesthood, your gift to the Appeal is bringing Christ’s love into the world and transforming the future.
YOUR GIFT DEVELOPS DISCIPLES AND MISSIONARIES
Pope Francis has said that we are, “without exception, missionary disciples,” with a missionary impulse capable of transforming today’s world. As we set out on this mission of transformation, the Holy Father asks us to courageously imagine what is possible if you allow yourself to become an instrument of God’s Divine Grace. By supporting the Appeal, you help to provide the structures in faith formation that will revitalize the mission of our parishes through pastoral ministries.
YOUR GIFT IS A MISSION OF LOVE
Social service ministries funded by the Appeal touch the everyday lives of people with the love of Christ. Through your contribution to the Appeal, many lives will be transformed.
YOUR GIFT BRINGS A LEGACY OF FAITH TO GODS PEOPLE
The Appeal supports Hope for the Future in its efforts to help keep children gain a faith based education. Campus Ministry and Young Adult programs provide opportunities that are preparing leaders and building a legacy of faith for future generations.
YOUR GIFT SUPPORTS THOSE THAT ARE CALLED TO THE CONSECRATED LIFE
The faith-transforming experiences provided by the programs and services funded by the Appeal give young people opportunities to hear the call to a religious vocation. In the Archdiocese of San Antonio we are blessed to have a large number of men who are in formation to serve the people of God as priests and a growing number of young people discerning a vocation to the priesthood and religious life.