SACBC Lenten Appeal: Thank you for your Generosity
Dear Brothers and Sisters
We are in the fourth wave of this Covid -19 pandemic, be assured of our continued prayer during this pandemic.
I begin by thanking you for the money that has been collected during the 2021 Bishops’ Lenten Appeal Collection. Despite the difficulties that the Covid -19 pandemic has brought to us as a Church, we give thanks to God for the kindness and the generosity that has been shown through your support in these challenging financial times.
The collection in 2021 is about 49% of what was collected 2019. However with only 4 weeks of the Bishops’ Lenten Appeal collection and only a 50% capacity in parish attendance, the total sum of R 4 833 492, 94 was raised. (Please refer to the below spreadsheet for the different Dioceses collections.)
The money received will be distributed in the following broad categories in support of the Works of the Church: Works of Charity, Education, Communication, Justice and Peace and the Training of Priests. Those who are supported form a cross-section of society and include women and children, the young and the old.
This year we tried various ways of making everyone aware of the annual collection. We used Radio Veritas, The Southern Cross and also other forms of social media. The purpose was to assist people, to be reflective during this time with an emphasis on the 4 pillars of the Bishops’ Lenten Appeal which is Prayer, Fasting, Penance and Almsgiving.
I would like to encourage you to please take note of the Bishops’ Lenten Appeal Facebook page: SACBC Lenten Appeal.
Please sign up to it now and you will be in line to receive future reflections and information on ways of supporting the Bishops Lenten Appeal.
We thank you all for your prayers and support.
Yours in Christ
Regards, Bro Ashley Tillek, OFM
National BLA Director