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2015 BAA Landing Page

My dear brothers and sisters
in Jesus Christ:

When Saint Joseph, a just and holy man, wondered how best to respond to his betrothed Mary’s expected child conceived by the Holy Spirit, an angel revealed to him the divine character of the child to be born.  Echoing the prophecy of Isaiah, the angel told Joseph that the child shall be called Emmanuel, “God is with us.” If God is with us, the angel explained, then...

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Father, we are grateful for your many gifts to us, especially the gift of your Son, Emmanuel, God With Us.

Help us to be good stewards of all you have bestowed upon us, and may we be ever mindful of those who are in need. Let our hearts and our lives always bear witness to the reality of your love for us, so that our service to those around us may truly work to build up your kingdom in our midst.

Through the sharing of our faith, love, and material blessings, may those we encounter come to a greater knowledge of your Son, Jesus Christ. May His Spirit lead and guide us, so that we truly may be His hope to others. Amen.

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What is the Bishop’s Annual Appeal (BAA)? The Bishop’s Annual Appeal (BAA) is a diocese-wide effort that supports the pastoral services and ministries of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Columbus. The BAA is an opportunity for all Catholics in our diocese as a united diocesan family to share in our call to be good stewards of our Church and its people. See more at: “Who Benefits.”

  We must all consider the foundation of who we are and what we have – from substance rather than abundance. What each person gives directly affects the spiritual, educational, and physical needs of others in our faith communities.

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2015 BAA Landing Page

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