January 31, 2020

Feast of Saint John Bosco

Today we celebrate the feast of Saint John Bosco. He was a man with a vision to serve multitudes in the name of a loving God. Saint John Bosco's trust and faith consistently tested odds. In his ministry, he witnessed that need and provision often times go hand-in-hand.

Once, while celebrating Mass, a sacristan forgot to put enough hosts for Holy Communion in the ciborium. This was noticed as hundreds of boys lined up for communion. St. John continued with great confidence even after he distributed the last host. He reached His hand into the ciborium and each time, he drew exactly enough hosts for everyone to receive.

Much like St. John Bosco, we ask that we approach the beginnings of our parish Campaigns with confidence in a Father who is dedicated to the flourishing of our communities and our sanctity through service and generosity. We are asked to pray the same for each of our brothers and sisters as we prepare to answer the call to renew.

“Having become and Christian, you can lift your eyes to Heaven and cry: The God of Heaven and Earth is also my Father, He loves me, and asks that I call Him by His name.”

— St. John Bosco

Campaign Progress Updates 

The Called to Renew Campaign is experiencing great success! These numbers are updated as of 10:00 a.m. on January 31, 2020.

To date, the Campaign has raised $346,663,780 of the Campaign goal. Listed below is the progress of our Pilot, Wave 1, and Wave 2 Parish Campaigns. 
Pilot Phase
Wave 1
Wave 2
St. John Bosco Prayer

St. John Bosco
Friend of the young,
Teacher in the ways of God,
Your dedication to empowering the needy inspires us still.
Help me to work for a better world,
where the young are given the chance to flourish,
where the poor’s dream for justice can come true,
and where God’s compassion is shown to be real.
Intercede for me as I bring my needs to you and to
our heavenly Mother, the Help of Christians.

Our mailing address is:
Archdiocese of Los Angles - 3424 Wilshire Blvd., Campaign Office - Los Angeles, CA 90010

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