Evangelization ($10,000) —The Diocese will provide a
subsidy to our 45 mission parishes. These subsidies
will enable them to purchase evangelization
materials so they can work to bring more people to
the Catholic Church.
Leadership ($145,000) —Our lay leaders must have
robust formation that is aimed at developing
theological understanding, building pastoral skills,
deepening human qualities and strengthening Catholic
identity and spirituality.
Fuel and Hunger
Fund ($200,000) —On a daily basis, our parishes are
seeing children, families and the elderly asking for
help with basic human necessities. Without the Fuel
and Hunger Fund, many would be turned away.
Saint Vincent DePaul Social Ministry Leadership
Institute ($15,000) —This new institute will build
the capacity of parish communities to become more
active in social ministry.
($450,000) —A minimum of 20% of the funds collected
in the 2012 Appeal will be returned to the parishes.
In addition, when a parish surpasses its target, it
will receive 50% of all funds collected over that
Parish Sharing - Mission Parishes
($40,000) — For the first time, a mission parish
will receive 50% of all funds collected from their
2012 Appeal effort.
Our Priests $530,000
Retired Priests ($300,000) — After dedicating their
life to the Church, it is right that we honor the
service of our priests by helping them retire with
International Priests ($180,000) —
Our international priests play a vital role in the
lives of their parishioners. These priests are an
important part of our Diocese, but travel and
immigration costs continue to rise.
Formation ($50,000) —Continuing education and
formation will enable our clergy to grow to even
higher levels of pastoral excellence over the years
Strengthening Our Future Church $610,000
Youth Ministries ($50,000)
— By funding youth ministry programs during the
school year and the summer, we can create a positive
environment for our children to learn about the
blessings of Jesus Christ, become positively
grounded in the Word of God and begin their journey
as lifelong members of our faith.
Ministries ($50,000) — Young adult ministries reach
out to young adults in their late teens and twenties
in order to help them find an authentic way to
connect with Christ, grow in holiness through His
Church and His Sacraments and become strong Catholic
men and women of faith in the vocation to which God
Campus Ministries ($160,000)
Campus ministry provides many students with an
opportunity not only to learn Catholic Christian
values, but also to embrace them in their early
adult years and hopefully throughout their lives.
The needs of campus ministry are vast since there
are over 88,000 Catholic college students at 68
colleges and universities in our Diocese.
Seminarian Education ($350,000) — As our seminarians
make their journey through this critical formation
process, they should be assured that they will not
have to worry about the cost of this specialized
education required to answer God’s calling.
“Do not turn your face away from any poor man, and the face
of God will not be turned away from you. If you have many
possessions, make from them your gift in proportion; if
few, do not be afraid to give according to the little you