Currently, we are in the midst of the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal for 2019. A substantial portion of the Appeal provides for the funding of the Vocation Program for the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Through your generosity, Saint Brigid benefits directly from the Appeal because, at this time, we are blessed to have two men from our parish, Robbie Cotta and Chris Jobe, in the Program and studying for the priesthood. In addition, another seminarian who is not a parishioner, Brandon Scherff, was assigned to parish ministry at Saint Brigid during this summer. He assisted primarily at our liturgies and with our Vacation Bible School, Youth, and Confirmation programs. As a faith community, we also assist Fr. Tri through our prayers and financial support as he provides guidance to our seminarians in his role as Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
In addition to providing support for the training and formation of our seminarians, the Appeal provides assistance to our diaconate and religious life programs, and many other Archdiocesan pastoral outreach, education, and formation programs that serve our parish as well as our larger Church family. The Appeal also provides contributions to Catholic Charities which is making an exerted effort this year to assist homeless veterans in the Atlanta area and in other local communities to stabilize their lives through housing and employment assistance. In addition, the Appeal supports priest retirement programs which assist those senior priests who have done so much for our Church in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
Our Saint Brigid faith community strives to assist those men and women discerning vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, or religious life. After each daily Mass in our Day Chapel, we pray for vocations. As we can see, our prayers and financial support of the Annual Appeal are clearly bearing fruit. We ask for your continued assistance. If you have already given via the mail or online, we thank you. If you have not yet given to the Annual Appeal, we ask you to prayerfully consider doing so. Pledge envelopes are provided in our Church pews and can be returned to the ushers or to the Parish office. Information about the Appeal has also been provided on the Parish website.
Please continue to spiritually and financially support the training and formation of future priests, deacons, and religious needed to serve and guide the Church of tomorrow.
Thank you for responding in faith to the needs of our Church community.