The Scriptures are unambiguous about God’s concern for the poor. Open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in your land (Deut. 15:11; Isa. 58:6-12). Jesus showed a preferential option for the poor. As the example of the saints has taught us, in loving and serving the poor, we too love and serve Jesus Himself.
Together, as one family of God, we continue to build the Kingdom of God in our Archdiocese. Through the Archbishop’s Charities and Development Drive (ABCD), in the past year alone, you are helping to train the largest group of seminarians the Archdiocese has enjoyed in many years; through ABCD you are assisting our most needy Catholic elementary and high schools, and you are continuing to support the evangelization efforts within our migrant community in south Dade. Thanks to your support of ABCD our Respect Life ministry continues to grow opening this year a new pregnancy assistance center in Broward County. We are, once again, ministering to seafarers whose work on cargo and cruise ships bring them to the Port of Miami and Port Everglades. Also, thanks to your continued generosity, we have been able to reduce the heavy burden of debt on some of the poorest of our parishes allowing the parish’s limited resources to support its ministerial works. These are extraordinary accomplishments – all made possible because of you!
Your generous and unwavering support of the ABCD is a witness to your faith. Propelled by hope, we can and will move forward “towards a sure future”. Thank you for considering our Church and her many life changing ministries when sharing your blessings by making a gift to ABCD.