The Bishop’s Annual Appeal (BAA) begins in the fall of each year and provides for a critical portion of the yearly funding needed to support key ministries and services which are administered by the bishop’s staff at the diocesan offices. A sacrificial offering to the Annual Appeal affirms your support of these four important diocesan ministries; Seminarians/Vocations, Catechetics, Family Life and Youth Ministries. All of these ministries are important components to the vitality and future of the church as they assure the education and formation of our priests, provide for the spiritual foundation of children and adults, help to strengthen family life and marriages as well as engaging our youth in the Catholic faith.
Bishop Armando X. Ochoa notes that fundamental to our lives as Catholics is the realization that everything we have is a gift from God and that we are called to be stewards of God’s abundant blessings by sharing our gifts and by living our mission to go forth as instruments of the Lord with renewed conviction, with confidence and hope. Please remember: no gift is too small. Let God’s love shine through your generosity.
|The Annual Appeal is distinguished from the on-going Our Faith, Our Family, Our Future Capital Campaign, which is a long-term program (begun in 2005) designed to fund construction of church facilities, support Catholic education and support the evangelization outreach programs of the greater diocesan church.|
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