Strengthening Our Youth & Families

“Train the young in the way they should go; even when old, they will not swerve from it.” (Prov. 22:6)

Today’s world is looking for answers. Now, more than ever, our families and youth need Christ. The Appeal provides youth evangelization programs, campus ministries, and parishes with faith formation opportunities. It also supports ministries like Catholic Charities to care for families in need. Your support of the Bishop’s Appeal is a lasting investment in the future of the Church.

Forming the Next 30 Years of Our Priests

“Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.’ ” John 20:21

Our diocese has been strengthened by thirty years of missionary priests. As we look to the future, we need to continue this legacy, forming a priesthood of men who know our communities and understand our values. Our seminarians, like Andrew Babb, are young men full of energy and excitement about serving our diocese for the next thirty years. Your gift helps fund their education and formation.

Caring for Our Senior Priests

“Those who shut their ears to the cry of the poor will themselves call out and not be answered.” Prov. 21:13

Within the next ten years alone, twenty of our most-experienced senior priests will retire. We have been blessed by their leadership in our parishes and communities, and now is the time for us to care for them. Just as a family takes care of its elders, so too does our diocesan family take care of our senior priests. Your support of the Appeal provides our clergy with the support they need within retirement.

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