We Give Because We Receive – We Give Because We Belong
We give first because we have received from God. All that we have is a gift. We are stewards of creation, of time and of our talents and abilities. The material blessings that we claim as our own are the results of our cooperation with God’s plan for us.
We also give because we belong. We belong to one another. We are all children of God, brothers and sister of Jesus through our Baptism. We are the Diocese of Rapid City. Our common bond invites us to care for each other.
The Annual Appeal supports ministries that are essential to our life together. Each of us may not personally benefit from every ministry but all of the various ministries benefit someone who is part of our family.In the same way that a parent gives to their children long before the child can give back or even say thank you.