Annual Appeal 2019

A Blessed Legacy

Sr. Ritamary Schulz, ASCJDear Friend, 

“Trust in God and miracles will happen.” These words, penned by Blessed Clelia Merloni, reveal a confidence in the goodness and providence of God! As we celebrate the 125th anniversary of our congregation and the recent beatification of Mother Clelia, we invite you to join us in honoring her legacy and living her charism. Every time we share the compassionate love of Christ, we bring Mother Clelia’s legacy to life.

We are so grateful for the many ways in which you partner with the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in bringing God’s tender mercy to a world in need. You, too, are an “apostle,” and together we strive to bring about the kingdom of God. Your partnership facilitates miracles every day: bringing the healing power of God’s tender love to the poor, the child, the bereaved, and the elderly. 

In this year of Mother Clelia’s beatification, we ask that you consider an investment in her legacy. Your gift can be unrestricted or designated to support the Apostle Formation program, our ministries or the care of our retired sisters, the Apostle Adorers. 

Finally, we also ask that you prayerfully consider naming the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in your planned giving. What an incredible way to impact the lives of future generations! 

Thank you again for your partnership in bringing the love and mercy of Christ to others. May Blessed Clelia intercede for your needs, and may God’s abundant blessings be yours!

United in the Heart of Christ,

Sr. Ritamary Schulz, ASCJ

Sr. Ritamary Schulz, ASCJ
Provincial Superior

Ways to Give

Donate online: To make a gift using MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover Card, please visit our secure online-giving page

Respond by mail: Mail checks (made payable to Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus) to:

Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Attn: A Blessed Legacy
295 Benham Street
Hamden, CT 06514

Installments: Arrange for your gift to be in recurring credit card installments by contacting the Office of Mission Advancement at (203) 281.2562 or email advancement@ascjus.org

Planned Giving: Will you consider making a lasting impression in the form of a planned gift? These include securities, bequests (wills, living trusts, IRAs, 401(k)s, life insurance), charitable gift annuity, matching gifts, and endowments. To learn more, contact Sr. Colleen Smith at (203) 281.2569 or email advancement@ascjus.org.