Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,
The Archdiocese of Mobile is blessed with a rich history. For more than 300 years, many generations of Catholics have been raised in our parish communities where faith is taught, celebrated and lived.
As your Archbishop, I am very hopeful for the future of our Church. We have faithful young men open to following Christ to serve us as priests. We have laity who are increasingly energized and engaging in the life of the Church. There is a hunger for Scripture among our people and an understanding that being a Catholic must affect every aspect of one’s life. This is great news and something to be excited about! It is my hope that generations to come will know and experience the Lord through the sacraments, the Gospel, and one another, as we do today.
The Generations of Faith – Endowing Our Future with Hope campaign is in response to many years of reflection, research, consultation, and prayerful planning. Every family experiences the need to plan and prepare for the future; this is also true with our faith family here in the Archdiocese of Mobile.
This campaign is not about building new churches or buildings; instead, it is about ensuring we have the resources to continue building up the faith among our family for generations to come. Today, I ask each of you to join in this historic archdiocesan-wide campaign by making a commitment in our generation to secure a bright future for the Archdiocese of Mobile.