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Parishioners who wish to make additional donations to a Mission Co-op group can send a check made payable to the “Archdiocese of Denver,” and write the name of the group in the memo line. Collected funds will be sent to the group from the Archdiocese. Send donations to:

Archdiocese of Denver
Office of Pastoral Outreach
1300 S. Steele Street

Denver CO 80210

Thank You Letters | Mission Co-op Appeal

Dear Archbishop Aquila, I wish to thank you and the Archdiocesan Mission Office for inviting Spiritans to participate in the Missionary Cooperative Appeal. We are deeply grateful to the pastors of the parishes we visited for their gracious hospitality and to the parishioners for their generous support and prayers. As an international missionary congregation dedicated to the evangelization of the poor in over 60 countries around the world, we depend greatly on the generosity of people at home. On our part, we trust that the personal stories and witness of our missionaries have opened their horizons to the wider mission of the Church and given them some insights into contemporary mission overseas. During this Year of Faith, both Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI stressed the missionary vocation of the entire Church and all of its members; the Spiritans have been privileged to make this vivid and urgent appeal to the people of your archdiocese. Respectfully yours, Very Rev. Jeffrey T. Duaime, C.S.Sp.

The mission appeal proceeds make a great difference in the lives of the people of Tororo. By supporting the spiritual and social ministry of the Archdiocese of Tororo, the generosity of the people of the Archdiocese of Denver enables us to bring Jesus to his brothres and sisters, in the form of the Word and Sacraments, as well as by attending to their material needs. Please pass on to the people of Denver, the gratitude of the people of Tororo as well as their prayers. In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Fr. Deo Ekisa, Archdiocese of Tororo, Uganda.

I am writing to you in order to acknowledge receipt of funds resulting from the Missionary Cooperative Program in the Archdiocese of Denver. I am completely overwhelmed by this act of charity and generosity from our Sister Church in the USA. The money will help us in our various daily needs starting from the education of our seminarians to providing some of our priests with means of transportation. Permit me, Archbishop Aquila, to wish upon you and upon your entire diocese, the blessings of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Owner of the Vineyard. +Most Rev. Dieudonne Bogmis, Bishop of Eseka, Cameroun

Through your support, we are able to continue to respond to the many needs of the infirmed, aging, and those who lack basic necessities like food, clothing, and shelter. We also strive to provide opportunities for education and formation in the faith. May God continue to bless you for your commitment and generosity. Personally, I am overwhelmed by the efforts you make to share the Mysteries of our Faith with so many. My prayers continue to be shared for you. +Most Rev. Neil Tiedemann, C.P. Bishop of Mandeville, Jamaica

Many thanks for your great sympathy towards our young diocese by including us in your Mission Coop Programme. I ask God’s blessings upon the wonderful ministry you carry out for the mission of the Church. United in prayer and in the one mission of Christ, +Most Rev. Peter Paul Y. Angkyier, Bishop of Damongo, Ghana.

Thank you very much. In Swahili, we say Asante Sana. I am immensely grateful for the kindness and generosity of the people at the parishes you assigned us. We also would like to extend our sincere gratitude for your office to include the Diocese of Geita in the MCP 2012. Jesus teaches us, “Whoever gives only a cup of cold water to one of these little ones to drink because the little one is a disciple – Amen, I say to you, he will surely not lose his reward.” (Mt. 10:42) May God bless you in your ministries! Fr. Mathew Bulala, for the Diocese of Geita, Tanzania.

The construction of St. Antony’s Chapel at Mela Rarathimangalam in Karaiyur Parish was completed. The chapel was blessed and opened on 27 May 2015. (Photo of plaque above.) Thank you very much for your generous contribution US $12,153, equivalent in Indian Rupees=654,685. I am extending my gratitude and appreciation for your generosity. Our prayers are always with your noble mission work. +Most Rev. M. Devadass Ambrose, Bishop of Thanjavur, India.

On behalf of the Sisters of Mary Immaculate, I am deeply grateful for the financial help you provided to us. The pastors of the parishes we visited were so welcoming, gracious and supportive. I just can’t thank you enough. Your generosity and that of the Christians from your archdiocese is a great witness to the good news. I assure you that this donation so kindly given and warmly received means so much to us and to the people we serve. It helps us make a difference in their lives and in turn witness to the great love God has for His people. Please be assured of the support of our prayers for you and the entire diocese. May you experience God’s love most deeply. Sr. Mary Bernadetter, SMI, for the Maria Immaculata Poor Children Education Center, Nairobi, Kenya.

In 2010, a total of 20 priests were ordained in the Missionary Fraternity of Mary. In many ways, you are part of this blessing with your support through the Missionary Cooperation Plan. Your support provides the necessary funding to allow us to carry out our work in promoting ordinations to the priestly ministry and serving the pastoral needs of the Church throughout the world. Please be assured that you are remembered in the daily prayers of our seminary community. Thank you for all that you do to foster the mission spirit with the Church and for the special help which you give to the Missionary Fraternity of Mary. Father Fabian Rodas, FMM

In the name of our Southwest Franciscan Missions, I want to thank you and your kind parishioners for their generous donations which we received for the Archdiocese of Denver Mission Co-op Appeal. In these difficult economic times, this sacrificial offering from your parishioners is especially appreciated. Please be assured that these funds will be used to support our neediest missions on the Navajo Reservation and the Native American Pueblos of New Mexico. You and your parishioners will be remembered in our daily prayers and Masses of the Franciscans. Father Joe Nelson, ofm

Receive cordial and prayerful greetings from Kasana-Luweero Diocese. We are so honored and humbled by your generosity. Thank you so much and may God bless you! I feel so indebted to you. We would like to assure you and all our esteemed supporters of our constant prayers. May God bless the work of your hands and reward you most abundantly! +Most Rev. Paul Ssemogerere, Bishop of Kasana-Luweero Diocese, Uganda.

This picture is taken in the new chapel which is partly in use on First Communion Day (December 8, 2011). I am very grateful to the Archdiocese of Denver’s help to build this chapel. With my prayers and my best wishes. Father Seraphim Lucas, Community of the Beatitudes, Peru.

Thank you for your generosity for our Seminary and our diocese. On our part, we also try to help the Church in Eastern Europe. We offer free education for seminarians from Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia, and other countries. Because of your help, we can continue to assist the Church in these countries with educational programs. I would like to assure all of you of our prayers to you and for your wonderful ministry in the Church in the USA. In our Seminary we will pray for you every day. May God bless you, and Mary, Mother of the Church, Patroness of our diocese, protect you with her maternal love. In Christ, +Most Rev. Antoni P. Dydycz, Bishop of Drohiczyn, Poland.

On behalf of the Diocese of Miracema, I would like to thank you most sincerely for the generosity of the people, and for the gracious welcome which I received in all the parishes from the pastors, staff, and parishioners. You can rest assured that the Archdiocese of Denver is being remembered by us here in the Amazon Basin in our Masses and daily prayers. Yours fraternally, Msgr. Martin Keveny for the Diocese of Miracema Do Tocantins, Brazil.

We are privileged to include your Archdiocese of Denver in the list of benefactors of our Diocese of Dindigul in India and be remembered in our prayers. The funds will be of a great help in providing equal opportunity to poor and orphan children toward education and supporting the education and formation of seminarians and catechists in our diocese. Promising our continued Prayers for your good work, +Most Rev. Antony Pappusamy, Bishop of Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India.