Words from Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito
June 3, 2023
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:
Next weekend, June 10/11, the Diocese of Palm Beach will have a special collection for two worthy causes: Black and Indian Missions and the Catholic Home Missions. The Black and Indian Mission collection, established as the first national collection in 1874, has proven itself to be a successful vehicle for sharing the resources of the Church’s members to provide for the needs of our African American, Native American and Alaska Native brothers and sisters. Your support helps ensure the presence of missionaries, places Bibles and catechetical materials in the hands of priests, lay leaders and consecrated men and women, and impacts pastoral work across the country. The Catholic Home Missions portion of the collection provides home mission dioceses in every region of the United States and its territories with the resources to welcome and minister to their growing multicultural populations. Your support of this appeal makes a difference in Catholic mission communities through initiatives for evangelization, faith formation, human life and dignity, strengthening marriages and families, and priestly and religious vocations.
With gratitude for your continued generosity and every prayerful wish, I am
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito
Bishop of Palm Beach