As part of a "Vision for Our Future," Archbishop Michael launched the Distinguished Diocesan Benefactors [DDB] program in January 2011. He called upon the faithful of the diocese to voluntarily support three initiatives through their financial gifts. These initiatives are: Support for Mission Parishes, Support for Seminarians, and Support for Existing Parishes. Thanks to the sacrificial generosity of DDBs from throughout the diocese and beyond, over $650,000 was contributed during the first five years (2011-2015) of the program! Last year a record-breaking total of $160,000 was received. As a result, vital ministries have received much-needed support; the work of the Church is being funded as never before! Soon, the list of DDBs already “on-board” this year will be published. You are invited to join them now in this opportunity to offer your support!