A willing spirit – these times and circumstances are a test of that spirit but if we individually and collectively call on the Lord to restore that yearning and joy for salvation, we are able not only to bear the burdens but thrive and promote God’s Kingdom on earth! The current complexities of the greater Catholic Church distract from devotion to the pure and beautiful mission of your parish – and the Diocese as its partner – to cultivate and nurture the Lord’s disciples. It is by serving you, our family of faith, our sisters and brothers, Children of God the Father and of Mary, that our parishes have hope and light for the future. Collectively we as individuals and as communities are the spark that will inspire a renewal of our Catholic practice of faith!
Parish Partnership – Of course ministry is the most significant role of your parish, but necessity dictates administrative responsibilities as well. This is where the parish leans on the Diocese for that assistance via 30 specialty departments with 57 full-time and 23 part-time staff. Donor gifts to the Diocesan Appeal underwrite the cost of these shared parish services relieving that expense from the parish. In addition, your gift to the Diocesan Appeal funds seminarian education, administrative support of our 19 Diocesan Catholic schools, and the programs of Catholic Charities that support those who face food insecurity & hunger.
(NOTE: Gifts to the Diocesan Appeal are NOT used for the settlement of legal cases as they must be utilized to fund the operating budgets of those Diocesan departments, seminarian education, Catholic Schools administration and Catholic Charities per your intent as a donor to the Diocesan Appeal.)