2012-2013 Annual Appeal Launches!
Dear Friends in Christ,
The foundress of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Mother Clelia Merloni, was a deeply compassionate woman. She was moved by the suffering she witnessed every day during the Industrial Revolution in late 19th century Italy. Seeing the face of Christ in the orphaned, the poor, the sick, and the young, she established the congregation of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to care for them.
For over 100 years we Apostles united with the Heart of Christ in faithful service to the Church have endeavored to follow in Mother Clelia’s footsteps. Through our ministries in education, health care, social services, pastoral care, and aid to immigrants and prisoners we hope to convey Christ’s mercy and goodness and bring healing and comfort to the human family.
The Apostles’ Annual Appeal helps make this work possible. Gifts to the Annual Appeal allow us to
Bring Catholic teachings and faith to children and families, particularly in our inner-city schools and Taiwan
- Improve outreach and evangelization through retreat and lecture programs
- Foster vocation ministry
- Minister to the marginalized and immigrants
- Provide for the spiritual formation of our young sisters
- Support our elderly and retired sisters.
We are grateful to you, our donors, for each and every gift. For those supporters who have given to the Annual Appeal for three or more consecutive years, we welcome you to the Corde Society (Corde reflects our Sacred Heart devotion and means “from the heart”).
With your support we will continue to help people encounter Christ and grow in their compassion and understanding of the Catholic faith. We are most appreciative of your past generosity and look forward to collaborating with you again this year in our mission to make the Heart of Christ better known, loved, and served.
In the Heart of Christ,
Sr. Maureen Martin, ASCJ