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    2015 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal

    Most Reverend William E. Lori is pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal. The theme of this year’s Appeal, Go Make Disciples, was inspired by the Gospel of Matthew (28:19-20).  Learn More »

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    Enriching Parish Life

    The Archbishop's Annual Appeal and the funds it raises enable each of us to deepen his or her faith both within and beyond Sunday Mass.  Learn More »

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    Community Outreach

    Funds from the Appeal allow us to extend our charitable outreach to otherwise underserved members of our community.  Learn More »

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    Evangelizing Future Generations

    The Archbishop's Annual Appeal invites Catholics to renew their relationship with the Good News of Jesus Christ.  Learn More »

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    Strengthening Families

    Your support for the Appeal strengthens families in their commitment to proclaim the Gospel message and to make disciples.  Learn More »

Archbishop Lori's Homily for the 2015 Annual Appeal

It is almost three years since I began serving as Archbishop of Baltimore.During that time, I have visited many parishes, schools, & Catholic Charities programs,and along the way I have met many of you. It's my intention to continue traveling the breadth and length of this Archdiocese as long as God gives me strength, so I look forward to seeing you soon, if I haven't already done so.

In my travels I've met many wonderful priests, religious, deacons, lay leaders, and parishioners who sustain the essential ministries of the Church: preaching and teaching the Word of God as it comes to us through the Church; worshiping in spirit and truth through the celebration of the Mass & Sacraments; and reaching out in love to all those in need, and as you know, the needs are many.

And during these past months, we've all gotten to know our new Holy Father who has called the whole Church, including our beloved Archdiocese of Baltimore, to encounter the Lord Jesus, to be formed in the joy of the Gospel, and then to accompany those around us, leading them to discipleship.


Archbishop Lori