My Dear Friends in Christ:

During this Lenten season, I am reminded of St. Paul’s message in the Letter to the Ephesians, that we are God’s handiwork created in Jesus to do good works.

We live in a challenging world where the need for continued and expanded good works is greater than ever. The last several years have brought forth the best qualities as you and so many have demonstrated courage, generosity, and a loving concern for others.

Please know of my gratitude for your generosity that puts faith into action in so many meaningful ways. Together, we encircle one another with compassion and welcome one another into Christ’s embrace.

Please prayerfully consider a gift that will be a sign of your Christian concern and strengthen our efforts to improve lives and spread hope.


Cardinal Seán O’Malley, O.F.M., Cap.
Archbishop of Boston