Message fromMost Reverend Thomas Wenski

Pastor

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ

On the weekend of May 18th and 19th, our diocese will take upa collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC).

Please prayerfully consider supporting the collection this year. Fully 50% of collected funds stay right here in the Archdiocese of Miami, while the other 50% of funds support communications projects around the world.

Your generosity pro vides the Archdiocese of Miamií s Communications Office with resources for sharing and spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ through the technology available in todayís world. ln addition, this collection funds the production of the Sunday TV Mass in Spanish airing on Univision, interview and media training for our newly ordained priests, my Christmas and Easter video messages to the South Florida community, and on-going communication training for parish ministries and priests.

ln the Philippines, the island of Samar is home to nearly two million people, about 90% of whom are Catholic. Many live in remote villages outside the reach of television and Internet. lnstead, radio is a critica! source of information. The Catholic Church has provided the people of Samar with spiritual programming through a dedicated radio station for 20 years.

But in 2013, Typhoon Haiyan hit the island. lt destroyed the entire radio station. The community has been unable to fund a new station, leaving hundreds of thousands without access to spiritual messages.

Your support for the Catholic Communication Campaign is now helping the local diocese to rebuild the station. Because of you, people can once again hear radio programs that deepen their faith. You have given our brothers and sisters access to spiritual resources that they have lived too long without. lt is only through your generosity that this project, and others like it, can spread the Gospel around the world.

Support the collection and connect with Christ.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski
Archbishop of Miami