Faith - An Experience of Love Received. What a powerful expression! This is the theme for the 2013 Diocesan Development Drive. It comes from Pope Benedict XVI's Apostolic Letter in which he declared October 2012 through November 2013 The Year of Faith. The Holy Father has asked us to celebrate this year by renewing our relationship with Christ and His Church.
We will begin the 2013 Diocesan Development Drive as one community of faith during the weekend of February 2 and 3, 2013. All funds raised through the Diocesan Development Drive are carefully spent. It is money for our Lord's work and we use it accordingly.
Your support will be deeply appreciated and very much needed. Your generosity will make a real difference in the thirty ministries, programs and services which serve our Catholic community throughout Utah. I prayerfully ask you to participate and make your pledge today.
May God bless you and guide you in your important decision to support the work of the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City by giving to the 2013 Diocesan Development Drive.
With warm personal regards, I remain
Sincerely yours in the Lord,
The Most Reverend John C. Wester
Bishop of Salt Lake City