The Bishop’s Faith Appeal Leadership Appreciation Evening made way for the new year Dec. 15 at the Holy Family Retreat Center, Beaumont. Following Pope Francis’s declared Holy Year of Mercy, the 2016 BFA theme derives from Micah, “Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly.” The 2016 diocesan chairs were introduced as well. The Diocesan BFA chairs are Brian and Sally Kunk from Infant Jesus, Lumberton. The Diocesan Priest Chair is Society of Divine Word Father Gus Wall, pastor of St. Pius X, Beaumont. The Honorary Chairs are Brad and Ginger Downs, Holy Trinity, Mont Belvieu. The two Diocesan New Participation Chairs are Danielle Nettles, Our Mother of Mercy, Beaumont, and Marcelino Rodriguez, St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica.