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It’s a huge task. And it compels me to ask more of you than ever before.

Dear Friends,

The theme of this year’s Catholic Charities Appeal is “Giving Hope to All.” The gift of hope is a precious treasure, especially to someone on the verge of despair.

It’s the hope of the homeless person that the world has not completely forgotten him. It’s the hope of a mother that a quality education is possible for her special needs child. It’s the hope of the immigrant struggling with a new language in a new land. And it’s the hope of the Church herself for new priestly vocations while being able to care for retired Clergy who devoted their lives to the Church and her people.

Hope is the opposite of despair. Where despair is darkness, hope is light. Where despair is helplessness, hope is empowerment.

It’s a huge task. And it compels me to ask more of you than ever before.

And this year the Catholic Charities Appeal will be a channel of hope for hundreds of thousands of people through countless organizations and ministries in the Archdiocese, and a positive source for good in all facets of the Church in Philadelphia including:

  • Education
  • Social Services
  • Evangelization, parish and spiritual life
  • Clergy
  • Local Mission Activities

It humbles me to know that I can once again count on your extraordinary generosity to help give hope to those who need it most.

Gratefully yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

Archbishop of Philadelphia