Bishop's Appeal - 2017



Dear Brothers, Sisters and loving Children in Jesus Christ,

Glory to God in the highest! Amen.

The summer has ended and falls is winding down with the thoughts of Thanks giving and hope of Christmas. As we prepare for these festive days in our life, let us thank the Lord for all His generous blessings in this year. Let the Lord be with you all through the year and let your thoughts and deeds glorify His name. I wish to thank you, for your kind support to the Diocese in the past years.

The Diocesan Appeal is a way for us to support each other as we seek to follow Christ more closely. Over the past sixteen years, we have grown to 41 parishes and 40 missions with 65 full-time priests, 15 part-time priests and 11 Seminarians. This was made possible through the hard work, co-operation and support of our families, religious and priests.  Please find the chart that demonstrates how your contributions will be dispensed, and the list of major achievements of the Diocese.

As your Bishop, I invite you to participate in our Diocesan Annual Appeal this year by making a sacrificial gift in the suggested range of $250, $400, $500,  $750, $1000 or any other amount by a check drawn in favor of “St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Diocese.”   You may also contribute by signing up for an automatic monthly payment, by filling out the form in the attached document. Please send it in the enclosed Envelope to the Diocesan Office by December 31, 2017.

I will keep you in my prayers and let the Lord be with you, protect you and bless you.

Sincerely in Christ,

Mar Jacob Angadiath


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