Thanks to the support of nearly 25,000 donors, the 2016 Bishop's Annual Appeal has met 100% of its overall goal, with $7,560,701 received in pledges and gifts! Seventy-three parishes have met their goal, making up 77% of all parishes in the Diocese.
Not only will the Diocese be able to use these funds to support ministries of charity, worship, and evangelization, but more than $545,000 will be returned to parishes for local needs!
This tremendous success demonstrates the strong support of priests throughout the Diocese, parish BAA committees and our parishioners who have all stepped forward as Instruments of God's Mercy pledging to help our neighbors in need.
It is through this generosity that the Bishop's Annual Appeal is able to fund the 30 ministries, including the good works of Catholic Charities, the education of our seminarians, seven college campus ministries, grants for the poor and many other necessary ministries.
Thank you for your continued support of the Bishop's Annual Appeal!