Hope Appeal mailings should have reached your homes by now. Thank you for your patience as we launch this year’s campaign. The efforts of the Hope Appeal allow very important ministries to continue throughout the Diocese of Syracuse, including the formation of seminarians like Joe Ryan who is doing well back at school in Baltimore. The funds we raise support also support Marriage Preparation – including numerous parishioners who will be married in the coming months. It is great when our efforts hit close to home. There is also something wonderful about never meeting those who benefit from our generosity…on this side of heaven anyway. Our parish goal of $64,344 will make a big difference in the lives of others. Please prayerfully consider how you can share your first fruits.