Sunday, January 10, 2010  Our acts of charity are tangible signs of our own desire to follow the example of St. Paul.

Today's homily was a recorded statement by Archbishop Naumann in support of the annual Call to Share appeal. The following message is from the Archdiocesan Web site.

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Each year, one of the most visible expressions of God’s loving presence in our Archdiocese is manifested through the goodness and generosity of our caring faithful to the Archbishop’s Call to Share (ACTS).  Through the Appeal, Catholics throughout our growing Archdiocese are united as devoted and loving disciples to support one another in faith and to bring the light of hope to those in need.

In his Second Epistle, St. Paul reminds the early Church in Corinth to live a life of virtue, stressing that, “And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love"  (Cor 1:13-13).

Our acts of charity are tangible signs of our own desire to follow the example of St. Paul.  From the very time that Jesus called His Church into existence and revealed to us His most fundamental commandment, the Church has continued to bring this message of the Gospel to the world and to provide compassionate care and understanding where it is most needed.

Our 2010 ACTS universal theme of “Love” calls us as a family in Christ to reach out to the least among us in wider community through our proclamation and witness.  As you explore this website, I pray that you will recognize how diocesan ministries exist as signs of God’s love for us.  Together we can continue to do just that, delivering a broad range of spiritual and practical assistance to God’s people throughout Northeastern Kansas.  In this, the “Year of the Priest” as proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI, we give thanks to God for the gift of our three newly ordained priests and for indispensable role and enduring commitment of all clergy to the future of the Church.

With the financial crisis impacting so much of our world, our country, and our local communities, I hope that you will prayerfully consider making a gift to the 2010 ACTS. Click here to make a gift online.

May He always bless you and those hold dear to you for the sacrifice you offer today.

With gratitude for your love for Jesus and His Church, I remain,

Sincerely yours in Jesus, the Lord of Life,


Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann
Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

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