Diocese of Saskatoon

Diocesan Administrator's Letter for the Appeal 2017

September 2017

Dear friends in Christ,

Our Lord’s words to us in the Gospel of Matthew are an inspiration and a challenge: “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” The light of Christ shining forth in prayer and service brightens our world, bringing hope and the good news of salvation to those struggling in darkness and despair. 

The light of Christ shines in families and parishes across our diocese, as we encounter Jesus Christ in God’s word, in sacraments and in each other, and then go forth to carry that light to the world in love and service. The light of Christ is also shining in your generosity to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. 

Your gifts are “Reaching Out in Love” – shining light into the darkness of sickness and suffering through the ministry of Hospital Chaplaincy and into the lives of prisoners through the outreach provided by the Office of Restorative Ministry. The diocesan Office of Justice and Peace shines a gospel light as it advocates for justice and an end to poverty, and the protection of the life and God-given dignity of each and every human person at every age and stage. Through ministries supported by the BAA, those who are grieving find companionship, those in need find an advocate – all thanks to your generosity.

Your gifts are also “Building Up the Church” – ensuring that the light of faith burns brightly through ministry to youth and families, in vocations promotion and the education of priests, in catechetics and adult faith formation. 

Your gift to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal ensures we can continue these vital efforts to let our light shine as followers of Jesus Christ. As we await the appointment of a new bishop, I am profoundly grateful for your ongoing and generous response to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Thank you for continuing to shine your light in the world!

Yours in Christ,

Very Rev. Kevin McGee, Diocesan Administrator