Bishop Richard Pates explains in this video why we all are invited to make a gift to the Annual Diocesan Appeal. "We are blessed to live in a growing Catholic community with tremendous opportunities to serve one another," he said. "The Annual Diocesan Appeal serves to assist your local parish by providing support services such as financial guidance, technology support, training for individuals in parish ministry, professional development for school staff and formation activities for you, to name a few." Your ADA gift heps support 27 retired priests, 27 seminarians studying for priesthood, 17 Catholic schools with more than 6,300 students, nearly 13,000 youth in religious education programs and more. See the centerfold in last month's edition of The Catholic Mirror to see how the ADA affects your parish and faith community. You can complete a pledge card that came in the mail, or you can click here and go online to make your gift today! Thank you for your generosity!