by Bill Maloney
Archbishop’s Call to Share is again in full swing throughout the archdiocese. And, once again, the faithful of the archdiocese are responding fantastically. Seeing how we can all come together as one church to be disciples of Jesus through our gifts is a joy.
Last year, 14,000 parishioners throughout the archdiocese responded with a gift to Call to Share. Each of these gifts is a response to God’s call to do something good for others and be part of something special. Your response to Call to Share is transforming people’s lives.
Archbishop Naumann has referred to Call to Share as our “Catholic moment.” This moment each year is our opportunity to look beyond ourselves and be the apostles God is calling us to be. It is a moment when we have the chance to impact the lives of engaged and married couples, support men called to the diaconate, inspire college students to grow their relationship with God, and help families with basic needs to stabilize their lives.
We are all called to have these “Catholic moments” each day. Last year, I was gifted a book by Matthew Kelly titled “Holy Moments.” The gift of the book was a “holy moment” created by my co- worker.
The book defines a “holy moment” as “a single moment” in which you open yourself to God. You make yourself available to him. You set aside personal preference and self-interest, and for one moment, you do what you prayerfully believe God is calling you to do.
The premise of the book is quite simple. Each moment of every day, we have the opportunity to create “holy moments.” We can shine the light of Jesus into the lives of the people we encounter.
There are no small acts of kindness. Every act of kindness and generosity has a ripple effect well beyond anything we can imagine. God works through us to create this tidal wave of goodness worldwide. One holy moment today can create thousands of holy moments for years to come.
Archbishop’s Call to Share does just that. It creates a ripple effect of Catholic moments throughout northeast Kansas. Just think of the impact on future generations when a college student walks into one of our Catholic campus centers and their life is changed by growing in their relationship with God. Your gift to Call to Share has that type of impact.
You can create a holy moment by visiting our website at: archkck.org/donate/home/.
Every gift will impact someone in northeast Kansas.