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Date(s) - 02/09/2019 - 02/22/2019
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“Responding to God’s Grace”

Each year, the Annual Catholic Appeal provides us with an opportunity to help spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to build the Kingdom of God in San Diego and Imperial Valley counties. Guided by the Holy Spirit, our dedicated bishops, priests, deacons, religious men and woman and lay faithful unite in the mission of serving our Lord through acts of charity and love, and works of care and compassion with your generous financial help.

On behalf of the many recipients of your love and kindness, we thank you for your prayerful consideration and call to Discipleship as you have responded to the needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ with a tangible gift of the many gifts that God has given you. By sharing God’s gifts and supporting the life of the diocese you are also contributing in a meaningful way to both the life of the parishes and the work of the universal Church.



Letter from the Bishop:

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

God pours forth grace to each of us every day of our lives, inviting us to share ever more deeply His life of mercy, justice and compassion.

This year, the theme of our Annual Catholic Appeal is “Responding to God’s Grace”.

In responding to God’s call to grace and stewardship, which lies at the heart of our participation in the life of the Church – we do so by supporting our parishes, schools, catechetical programs, service programs for the poor, the unborn and the marginalized through our Diocesan Annual Appeal.

Through your generous support, the diocese is able to carry out its mission of priestly formation, forming permanent deacons, preparing couples for marriage, ministering to the poor, the marginalized and the imprisoned, training our youth and young adults, training parish leaders to bring faith to children in our parish schools and religious formation programs, and caring for our retired priests who have given the whole of their lives in service to the life of the Church.

The Diocese of San Diego and Imperial Counties supports this holy work in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and in a unique way provides for our parishes many vital resources and programs which they cannot obtain on their own.

Our Diocesan Annual Appeal establishes a basic underpinning for enabling the diocese to carry out these vital ministries in the work of the Gospel in San Diego and Imperial Counties. For this reason, I invite you to participate with a joyous and open heart to this year’s appeal, with the knowledge that in doing so, you share of yourself immensely in the work of Christ and the grace of Catholic discipleship.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Robert W. McElroy


Bishop of San Diego and Imperial Counties