Responsible and Faithful Stewardship
“The Catholic Church in the United States, as well as world wide, is experiencing much pain and anger over the recent revelations of abuse on the part of some of the hierarchy. These actions are inexcusable, and call for repentance and renewal throughout the Church. I’d like to invite you join me in these actions so that the Kingdom of God might be made known throughout our diocese and the world.
“I would like to invite you to prayerfully consider a contribution to the Annual Bishop’s Appeal. This year’s theme “Trustworthy Stewardship”, which is taken from 1 Corinthians 4: 1-2,5“Thus one should regard us: as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Now it is of course required of stewards that they be found trustworthy…the Lord will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will manifest the motives of our hearts.”
“When you consider a contribution to the Appeal, think of the message and example of Christ, who came to serve, and not to be served. My desire is to use your contributions in a trustworthy manner, to serve the least of these as Christ commands us (MT 25:40).”
– The Most Rev. James S. Wall, Bishop of the Diocese of Gallup
In 2017, we raised $396,000 to distribute to the following programs in 2018:
Winter heating and propane assistance, property repairs and maintenance, funding for the parish auditor, who keeps parishes in good financial health, aid with health insurance premiums for parish employees
Kindergarten and classroom technology, school maintenance and supplies, stipends for teachers’ commutes, formation and education of school staff, safe environment training, school operating costs