Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As I look back over the last year at the Catholic Community Foundation, I am profoundly grateful for your support of its mission—a mission that fosters the Catholic faith, education, communications and service to the poor.
From the Sunday broadcast of the TV Mass to weekly programming on Catholic radio, many more lives are being touched. The student Newman Centers at both ASU and NAU are engaging more students about their faith; as a result, new religious and priestly vocations are being discerned. Our schools, too, are thriving with a strong sense of their Catholic mission and educational excellence. Outreach to the needy continues to help the most vulnerable.
All of these ministries are supported by the Catholic Community Foundation, which in turn benefits from your kind generosity. Through these interwoven bonds, our entire community is strengthened in faith and fellowship as we strive to carry on the work of Christ by fostering philanthropy. May the Lord bless you and your families.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
+ Thomas J. Olmsted
Bishop of Phoenix
We ask you, O Lord, for the gifts of your Spirit… Grant that we may share with others the goods you have put at our disposal… Send us your spirit to lead to full unity your sons and daughters in full charity, in obedience to your will; through Christ our Lord. Amen. From Litany for Christian Unity by Pope John Paul II