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.