Mike and Wendy Ruck
Hunt Valley, Maryland
Basilica Parishioners and Stewards of America's First Cathedral
"While the Basilica is not my home parish, as a Catholic it is my mother church. Telling her story and sharing the interest of her many visitors makes me aware that the Basilica belongs to all Americans. Supporting the annual appeal is important to me; the proceeds will ensure that this historically significant spiritual home remains open to all who wish to come and experience this special house of worship."
Basilica Volunteer and Steward of America's First Cathedral
"The Basilica's place as one of our country's great architectural marvels is in itself reason for us to offer support. When we further reflect on the role that this church has played in our nation's history, and especially the history of the Catholic Church in the United States, we are humbled to be involved in the life of the Basilica, as a Steward of America's First Cathedral."
Mal and Jan Pavik
Bonita Springs, Florida
Stewards of America's First Cathedral
"I am profoundly humbled and blessed to be the Rector of this most special Basilica. When in the church, my prayers echo the prayers of so many before me. Our celebrations of the Eucharist, our concerts and lectures, routinely draw visitors from around the nation and the world. Our Basilica truly belongs to everyone. I am so honored to be a part of this special appeal."
Reverend Jeffrey S. Dauses
Basilica Rector and Steward of America's First Cathedral