Welcome to the 2019- 2020 Annual Diocesan Appeal...
The Theme for this year’s Diocesan Appeal is RECEIVE. As written in 1Peter 4:10 “As each one has Received a gift, use it to serve one another as good Stewards of Gods varied Grace.”
What are the many ways the Lord has Blessed us and how do we recognize His Love for us? In fact, everything we have from our gifts and talents to every possession are a Blessing from Him.
In recognizing that all is a gift and His intent is for us to share our gifts freely knowing that from sharingwe can open the eyes of our brothers and sisters to see Him.
We are a diocese known for our hard work and hospitality. Let’s continue to Receive, Cultivate and Share God’s Abundant gifts in our efforts to grow The Church.
The Diocesan Appeal Logo is a representation of the beautiful landmarks that make up our great diocese. From the beauty of Chimney Rock in the West, to the windmills that run all across our sandhills, the Rivers that flow through our diocese, to our Mother Church, the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and finally the Holy Spirit that draws us all closer to Christ as One Holy and Apostolic church.
Thank you for letting God's Love affect you so that what you offer back to our Lord may be an ever more authentic response.
Generous and loving God, you call us to be disciples of your Son Jesus and good stewards of your many gifts. Open our minds and hearts to a greater awareness and deeper appreciation of your countless blessings. Transform us through the power of your Spirit to nurture a stewardship way of life marked by faith-filled prayer, service to our neighbor, and generous sharing. Teach us to be faithful servants of your gifts. With Mary’s help, may we return ten-fold the gifts entrusted to us. We pray this through Christ, our Lord. Amen. - Bishop Robert Morneau
As a Parish our Appeal contribution is set at $74,178. Our participation goal is at least 275 families, we would love to exceed expectation! As of November 20th our pledges are just over $49,410 with 150 families participating. Please pray about how you can help St. Leo's make its goal this year, even if it is just turning in your pledge card! Give a nickel or just your name, but if you feel God has blessed you, say thank you by returning a blessing.
We can work together, with your support, through the good works of the ministries below. Your generous and sacrificial gift to the Appeal is clearly needed to help the ministries in our Diocese continue to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Our 2019 goal is $1.15 million. Every pledge, large and small, is necessary to our success. Ministries that will be partially supported by the Appeal are:
African Solidarity FundFaith Formation and EvangelizationDiocesan Investment Fund Higher Ground Hispanic Ministry India Church Fund International Priests Program Lay Ministry Formation Newman Centers Ongoing Formation of Priests Permanent Diaconate Formation Retired Priests Medical Insurance Rural Life Advocacy West Nebraska Register Youth and Young Adult Ministry