Annual Appeal Changes Timing
Since the Annual Diocesan Appeal was revamped in 2010, it has provided significant funding for the local priorities of parishes and the larger ministries of the Diocese. Over the past six years, the Appeal has returned over $7 million back to our parishes in addition to providing over $12 million to strengthening our future church, assisting our parishes, supporting our priests/clergy and building diverse communities.
Now that the successful Living Our Mission campaign is completed, the Diocesan Office of Development is assessing all of its development initiatives among which are parish stewardship, campaign continuation, legacy giving and the Appeal to ensure that the momentum created through the campaign will continue.
In consultation with the Office of Development and the Pastors’ Advisory Committee, Bishop DiLorenzo have accepted the recommendation to move the Appeal from the fall of 2016 to the first quarter of 2017. This schedule will continue in subsequent years. This decision was made in order to allow more time after the completion of Living Our Mission to strategize a strong return for the Appeal and expand efforts as it relates to campaign continuation, legacy giving and parish stewardship as well as the new Catholic Community Foundation.
More details about all Appeal activities and specific dates will be forthcoming over the next couple months. Should you have any questions in the interim, please do not hesitate to contact Alex Previtera in the Office of Development at (804) 622-5127 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the programs and ministries supported by the Annual Appeal
please visit the link below to our latest Annual Report.