I give because I so appreciate Father Andrew. He gives so freely of his time in so many important ways, that I felt compelled to increase the amount I pledge to DDD. First and foremost, Father Andrew provides an inspiring example of how to live one's faith: with dedication, compassion, and humor. Second, Father Andrew is an active presence in our school: JE Cosgriff. The children are thrilled to interact regularly with a working priest who is interested in them as important members of the parish. Many thanks to Bishop Wester for sending him to us! We are blessed!
My husband converted to Catholicism and he has always been so generous to our parish and the Catholic Church. His previous affiliation demanded much more financial support and the Catholic Church has always been open and only asked members of voluntary/generous support. We can't help with our time, therefore, we can use our financial support to help the church and support those who give so much of their love, time and credentials to help our diocese. God Bless to all.
I donate to the DDD because of our Pastor, Father Robert Moriarty. We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful priest. Had it not been for the DDD paying for his seminary when he went through, we wouldn't have him around and I can't imagine our parish without him.
Simplemente porque Dios nos ha dado tanto y nosotros debemos agradecerle de alguna manera y esta una muy buena forma de hacerlo...por el Desarrollo Diocesano de Salt Lake City...Que Dios los bendiga!!!
I lost my husband about 2 years ago and Father Andrzej and Deacon George Reade with their inspirational homilies lifted me up from my grief and drew me much closer to God with acceptance. Father Andrzej cares so much for his parishioners and shows it. He works hard and is exemplary. That's why I gave to DDD this year to support him and Bishop Wester to be able to recruit more Father Andrzej's to the Diocese. May our Lord continue to Bless you, Love you,and keep you all in good health. Thank you Bishop Wester for taking good care of all of us but most of all for taking good care of the Pilipino Community!! God Bless!
"God loves a cheerful giver" and it just isn't very hard to give to Him who teaches me how to love my enemy, who teaches me how to forgive, who teaches me how to love and be a good person. Have I perfected those things yet? Heck no! But I keep trying and He is good enough to keep helping me.
He has also given me a wonderful family and I am lucky enough to be a parishoner of St. Ambrose. We have a terrific Bible Study group and I am involved in the Refugee Resettlement Program. St. Ambrose's pastor, Father Andrzej Skrzypiec, is absolutely outstanding and he is such an extraordinary man we all tell each other how lucky we are that he is with us.
The biggest reason I give is to help the beautiful Catholic faith grow and grow. I hope that everyone can experience the light that it brings to the world.
We give because DDD funds flow to the Diocese and assist in the financing of activities that a Parish could not perform. The educational and charitable works supported are a vital part of our faith as members of the greater Church, the Diocese and Catholic Church. In particular, we have supported all drives for funds for vocations that is a key part of insuring that our faith will continue to grow and thrive. The DDD supports Seminarians and has produced wonderful results. The long history of the DDD is filled with achievements not possible through any Parish entity. I wish we could give more.
I feel it is my duty as a responsible citizen to give for those who are unable to give.
guilt? no. duty yes. the diocese needs as much cash aka capitol as possible. this is to grow new ministries and to maintain and improve existing ones. we need to continue to grow more permanent deacons and vocations. all these things alone merit our voluntary tithing to the ddd. may God bless us all and prosper our diocese in 2011!