What if we could sit at Jesus' feet and listen to
Him teach - like the people in the image for this
year's Bishop's Appeal. With ears wide open,
they've got their minds locked in on the words that
He speaks. They remind us that St. Paul was right:
"faith comes through hearing."
It's easy to imagine that these listeners did not
keep what they heard to themselves. Like countless
others after them they shared the faith they walked
away with. That's why you and I can hear what they
heard too - and put our faith in the One Who speaks
Each year, throughout Eastern Oregon, all kinds of
people seek a deeper relationship with God with
support from the Bishop's Annual Appeal.
Well-formed disciples spread the Word about the Way
to those who've not heard it. Well-trained
catechists show learners young and old that the Way
is the Truth that comes to Life in the sacraments
of the Church.
Thatís what the Bishopís Annual Appeal attempts to
do. Please take a moment to read
here and learn how the Appeal helps make
faith grow in the Diocese of Baker. Then consider
making a gift so that others may discover the joy
of sharing faith with you.
Jesus calls us to share our faith for the Holy
Spirit is there helping us to communicate and is
also working in the hearts of those with whom we're
sharing. May you hear His voice and follow Him into