From the goodness of the Lord God we receive every grace and blessing. All that we are and all that we have comes to us by means of his loving Providence. As disciples of Jesus, in response to his generosity, we joyfully cultivate the gifts we have received, so that we might bear much fruit.
In simple words, to cultivate is to attend to something. To cultivate the earth is to till it, so that what is planted might yield an even greater harvest. In a similar way, to cultivate the gift of faith that we received at our baptism is to attend to it so that our faith might increase and yield a great harvest.
The Focus of our 2020/21 Diocesan Appeal is the invitation to cultivate our faith, using the gifts, talents, and resources the lord has given each of us personally. By cultivating what we have received from the Lord, we are able to contribute to the well-being of others, we are able to love our neighbor as ourselves.
Please join me in this "cultivating" work of the Church with your support for the 2020/21 Diocesan Appeal. Together, with grateful hearts for all that we have receive, let us cultivate what the Lord has given us, for this glory and the care of our brothers and sisters.
Yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Joseph Hanefeldt Bishop of Grand Island
If you have any questions pleace contact: Fr. Konka 754-4649, Deacon Neil 571-0291, Marie or Michelle at the parish office 754-4002 or the Kory or Amy at the Diocese of Grand Island 382-6565.