Bishop’s Annual Appeal
Reverend Michael G. Duca, Diocese of Baton Rouge
An Opening Message
Thank you for your generous welcome and your warm hospitality. It is my joy to be with you and to join the rich legacy of Catholic faith in South Louisiana. As the sixth bishop appointed to serve the Diocese of Baton Rouge, I am blessed to be the fourth spiritual shepherd to oversee the ministry of the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, and I ask for your continued support.
For decades, contributors to the BAA have extended the love of God to our neighbors, fellow parishioners and friends, and a timeless call directs us to all those who long for our care and compassion. Investing the blessings God has granted, we honor the Lord as we serve and as we give. It is Christ’s example, and we Follow the Shepherd’s Lead.
We “set aside our own concerns” and selflessly, “seek out those in need.” Because we desire to be good stewards of God’s blessing, we purposefully support efforts like the BAA, aware that the collective gifts of many faithful parishioners can accomplish much. I celebrate your generosity. “Rejoice with me.”
Please Follow the Shepherd’s Lead and invest in the work of the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Through your generous contributions, you address others’ needs, and you point them to Jesus Christ, the shepherd of us all.
Bishop Michael G. Duca