"Your contribution to Catholic Charities feeds children who otherwise would go hungry. You are providing warm clothing for the homeless and help to pay for medicine for those who cannot afford it on their own. You help the poor and unemployed pay their utilities and other bills. Your generosity has helped hundreds suffering from disasters such as the ones that struck Northern Alabama leaving in their wake destruction and death.
You also help to educate seminarians and provide programs for college students through our Campus Ministries, as well as supporting programs for persons having intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Very gratefully yours in Christ,"
"Catholic Charities continues a great inspired tradition. Beginning with the Jerusalem collection of about 48 AD and continuing through the response of the Diocese of Birmingham today, we make it possible to respond to the needs of the poor in our Diocese by supporting the many ministries which, in the name of the Bishop, are made possible by your continuing generosity.
The goal of this year’s Catholic Charities Drive is $4,100,000.00 Pledge Sunday will be on the weekend of September 25, 2016.
May God bless you and your families,"