Bishop Cote with Christopher Society Donors at the
Annual Catholic Appeal Christopher Dinner.
The Christopher Society was established to recognize significant contributions to the Annual Catholic Appeal.
The word Christopher is from the Greek meaning Christ Bearer - one who carries Christ. Saint Christopher is believed to have carried the Christ Child across a raging river. He helped Christ on his journey. And just as Saint Christopher was unaware that he was bearing the Christ child through the dangerous currents, many are unaware of the countless Christ’s they carry each day through their generosity to the Annual Catholic Appeal.
Each year, the Christopher’s are invited to a dinner which recognizes them for their generosity and faithfulness. The event is attended by our Bishop and includes a speaking program. The speaking program features individuals closely associated with Diocesan ministries and programs. Past speakers have included ministry directors, adoptive parents, Catholic School students, and others whose lives have been touched through generous gifts to the Annual Catholic Appeal.
It is through the generosity of the Christopher Society that those who are in need physically and spiritually are able to gather the strength required to embark upon their life’s journey. It is with much gratitude that we thank our Christopher’s for being devoted and faithful patrons of the Annual Catholic Appeal.
To find out more information on the Christopher Society, including how to become a member, please contact the Development Office at 860-886-1928.