Annual Bishop’s Appeal

The Diocesan Department of Catholic Charities oversees the Annual Bishop’s Appeal, a diocesan-wide, parish-based fund raising initiative taking place during the Lenten Season. Through the Bishop’s Appeal, registered Catholics throughout the Diocese of Youngstown are provided with an opportunity to respond to their Gospel call by making a pledge or one-time payment to support the work of over a dozen ministries including Catholic Charities, to serve those in need.

The Department of Catholic Charities is responsible for planning the Bishop’s Appeal; coordinating mailings and events; analyzing data; processing pledges, payments and disbursements; preparing correspondence and reports for donors, parishes, and the community; and engaging in public relations activities to promote the Appeal as well as the work of Catholic Charities.

Database Coordinator
Jennifer Lucarelli
330-744-8451, ext. 316

66% of the dollars raised

in the Annual Bishop’s Appeal fund the work of Catholic Charities and its various locations throughout the Diocese of Youngstown.

34% of the funds

are designated for Church Ministries, including programs that promote family life, the formation of youth and young adults, the sanctity of human life, and religious education.

Rebates will also be issued to parishes surpassing their designated annual Appeal goals.

If you have already made a gift/s to the Bishop’s Appeal, and would like to review and/or print your giving history for tax purposes, please log-in to our online portal here.

Is your gift eligible for a Corporate Match? Learn more by viewing our Matching Gifts InfoGraphic.

Parish Resources

View the latest Parish Progress Summary Report (Posted 12/13/18 – Final posting for the calendar year)
View Report

5 Suggested Strategies for Success: Ideas for Promoting the 2018 Bishop’s Appeal at Your Parish
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