Pastor's Corner

2022 07-22   Our Contributions Support the Spiritual, Educational, and Temporal Needs of our Parishes and Our People.

Written by: Father Neil Herlihy

At this time, we are in the midst of the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal for 2022.  The theme of the Appeal is “Transformed in Christ.”  The Archdiocese has recently sent reminder notices urging parishioners to support the Appeal.  Catholics are invited to make a significant pledge so we can meet the spiritual, educational, and temporal needs of our parishes and our people.

Our contributions to the Appeal provide funds that are applied to the training and support of future happy, holy, and healthy priests needed to serve the Church of tomorrow.  Through your generosity, our Saint Brigid faith community has benefited directly from the Appeal.  Just last year, parishioner Robbie Cotta was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Atlanta.  The Appeal also supports our diaconate program, Catholic Charities, and many other Archdiocesan pastoral outreach, education, and formation programs that serve our parish as well as our larger Church family.  In addition, the Appeal also provides needed financial support for our priests in retirement who have served the people of this Archdiocese so faithfully over the years.

A substantial portion of the Appeal provides for funding for our Archdiocese Vocation program.  At Saint Brigid, we strive as a community to assist seminarians as they discern a vocation to the priesthood and as they continue their training and formation.  Seminarian Bryan Roberts was assigned to parish ministry at Saint Brigid this summer.  He assisted primarily at our liturgies and also with our Adult Education, Youth, and Confirmation programs.  Bryan gained valuable experience in parish ministry, and he truly enjoyed this opportunity to interact with the faith community of Saint Brigid.

As we can see, our prayers and financial support for the Annual Appeal are clearly bearing fruit.  We ask for your continued support.  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.  Additional information about the Appeal can be obtained from the parish office or the parish website.

Archbishop Hartmayer has asked us to generously and sacrificially support the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal.  We clearly realize that there may be limitations to your generosity in these difficult and uncertain times due primarily to the impact of the Covid-19 virus, and the reality of recent economic challenges, but we ask you to assist us to the extent possible.

Thank you for all you do to enhance the spiritual vitality of our faith community.


2022 07-31 We Thank the Many Faithful, Dedicated, and Holy Deacons Serving Us at Saint Brigid.
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