Together, we can be the light of Christ that drives out the darkness in peoples’ lives and sets them free to dream of new possibilities for their lives, and the lives of their loved ones. Together, we can touch peoples lives with his light and joy. So thank you again for everything you are doing to bring the light and love of Christ to others.

Excerpt from Archbishop José Gomez’s 2017 Together In Mission message. Read more about this year’s program.

Why Together in Mission Is Important - Together in Mission is a program that keeps many of the needy parishes and schools in our Archdiocese open to serve their communities and fulfill the important mission of the Church. Without the aid provided by Together in Mission, many churches and schools in underprivileged areas would need to close. We must assure that all people of our Archdiocese are able to receive the message and love of Christ, and so we must “continue to work together in this beautiful mission of mercy — bringing the healing and merciful love of God to our brothers and sisters most in need. ” (Archbishop Gomez)

How It Works - The program is based on a shared vision that all parishes of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles must work together to achieve the important goals of the program. For this purpose, a goal amount is determined for each parish based on a percentage of a parish’s regular donations and income. Parishioners are asked to pledge and donate to fulfill the goal amount. However if pledges fall short, then the parish is asked to fulfill that goal from regular parish funds. The money is then distributed based on need - it is dedicated solely to help needy parishes and is not used for any other purpose, except that any donation from a parish in excess of that parish’s goal is returned to that parish to be used for local needs and programs. Even parishes which receive assistance from Together in Mission are expected to fulfill their goal amount to the program as a real sign that we are all in this mission together as one Church.

Please Give What You Can - Please consider what you can give to Together in Mission and make a pledge or donation today. Pledge envelopes are available in the church narthex or Parish Office, or you can donate through our Online Giving program.  Please help Together in Mission keep the hope of Christ alive in all the parishes of our Archdiocese.

As This Year’s Program Progresses - Your support for Together in Mission assures that the message of Christ will continue to be heard in those churches and schools of our Archdiocese which need our help. The members of our parish have been very generous in their support of this program and donations above our goal amount have been returned to us to be used for our local ministries and programs. And by showing your support you are a living the Gospel message that compels us to Be the Light of Christ.

Every pledge is important, especially yours!