This weekend, our diocese will take up a collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC). Please prayerfully consider supporting the collection this year. Half of collected funds stay right here in the Diocese of San Jose, and the other half supports communications projects in the United States and around the world.
As Pope Francis said in his 2019 World Communications Day message, “The present context calls on all of us to invest in relationships and to affirm the interpersonal nature of our humanity, including in and through the [communications] network.” The Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) helps a diverse range of communicators spread the Gospel and build community networks of interpersonal relationships. Your support helps to tell truthful, uplifting, and engaging stories that help us all to grow closer to each other and to God.
Let us share just one example of the impact of your generosity: In 1972, Jesuits in Vietnam founded the Dac Lo TV station to broadcast historical documentaries, public education, children’s shows, and other programming. But the project was suppressed under the Communist regime after the Vietnam War. Now, Vietnamese Jesuits are once again producing videos, Catholic books, an audio prayer app in Vietnamese, and other media to help build faith and serve both Catholics and nonbelievers. One of these innovative programs—Audiovisual Catechism Materials About the Seven Sacraments—helps young people learn and apply Catholic teaching in their lives. Called Có gì hay? (“Anything good?”—Jn 1:46), the video series features both professional actors and students, with scripts that address the needs of young people as identified in surveys. Posted on websites and social media, the videos support the work of missionaries and catechists. The project shows the power of digital communication to spread and teach the Good News.
Your support of the Catholic Communication Campaign is instrumental for producing this series and many other local projects. From the funds raised, fifty percent of fund raised stay here in the diocese and fifty percent support projects across the US and in developing countries.
You can send your second collection envelope to your parish or donate to the Catholic Communication Campaign fund through your parish online giving.
For more information about the collection and the projects it supports, visit www.usccb.org/ccc.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!