Dear Friends,

It’s rare for me to show emotion on the outside.

But when I watch this video about four priests whom Catholic Leadership Institute is honored to serve, I get emotional... just as Fr. Tom DiFolco does when he talks about the challenges that come along with his beloved vocation of the priesthood.

During the Christmas season, I feel an even deeper gratitude for our clergy. I also feel a deeper call to support them, pray for them, and love them.

One example is Fr. David Dosceck, who was ordained just six years ago. Today, he has the tremendous responsibility of pastoring four parishes at once. Fr. David shares about the support he's received from CLI at 2:30 minutes in this video, “I'm not alone, and as a young priest, I’m learning that.”

That’s what the mission of Catholic Leadership Institute is focused on: loving, believing in, and supporting our priests and all leaders.

When Christ humbled Himself to become man and walk among us, He believed in us and called us to believe in each other. When you give to CLI, it is clear that we believe in each other, and we believe in our future.

I wish you many Christmas blessings this holiday season. You are in my prayers of gratitude!

P.S. If you are inspired by what you see in the video and want to show your belief in our priests, I invite you to give a gift to support Catholic Leadership Institute’s parish ministry!


by Chad Peddicord

December 05, 2023

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