Together we accomplish so much...
Joining together each year in support of these Archdiocesan ministries our local Catholic community helps fulfill Christ’s mission here on earth by supporting those programs and services that cannot be accomplished by one parish alone. More than 60 programs receive all or part of their funding from the Diocesan Services Fund (DSF) and all funds are spent within Archdiocesan boundaries. The broad areas of ministry that receive DSF support include: Catholic education of children and adults; pastoral ministries for the sick, the poor and the incarcerated; the formation and education of church leadership; social service programs such as San José Clinic, St. Dominic Village and Catholic Charities.
An invitation from Daniel Cardinal DiNardo
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
When I chose the Diocesan Services Fund’s theme Walk in the Light of Christ, COVID-19 had not yet affected us. Now, with so many suffering from illness, unemployment, and social isolation, walking in the light of Christ is a beautiful and appropriate theme for us all. Christ is our consolation and hope in times of distress and darkness. He is our way and our light.
Christ’s light shines brightly through more than 60 ministries supported by the DSF. During this pandemic, many of these ministries have been challenged to increase their services and also to find new ways to deliver those services. A few examples are:
- Catholic Charities is distributing thousands of tons of food
- San José Clinic devised curbside prescription pick-up
- Our Chaplain Corps is providing pastoral care to hospitalized patients despite extreme contact restrictions
These ministries have been on the front lines reflecting the light of Christ into the lives of those who have been especially affected by the pandemic. Your gift to DSF strengthens these important works of mercy. (Click here for full message.)
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