Next weekend, July 17-18, the Archdiocese of Hartford will conduct its annual Mission Cooperative Appeal. However, because of COVID-19, we will not be hosting a visiting missionary. Proceeds from our second collection that weekend will benefit the missionary work of the Franciscan Friars Conventual, through the Franciscan Mission Association. For over 800 years, the Franciscan Friars Conventual have followed the call of Jesus Christ, to share the hope of the Gospel around the world. Today, the Franciscan Mission Association continues this history, financially supporting missions in 60countries around the world, in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the former Soviet Union, and even right here in the USA. Through your prayers and your donations, you are a partner to the Franciscans. We ask that you share generously the gifts that God has given to you! Truly, no contribution is too small. Your gift will go further than you think.