Annual Bishop’s Appeal

Annual Bishop’s Appeal


The Annual Bishop’s Appeal kicks off in parishes during the Lenten Season.

We continue to pray for an end to the pandemic.  We realize the needs in our communities will continue; every prayer and every dollar will help us minister to our brothers and sisters in need today and through next year.

  • Mail processing, check processing, and acknowledgement letters processing may be delayed.  If you have a question or concern about a check that you have mailed to our offices, please first send an email message to If email is not possible, please call and leave a message at our office (330-744-8451 ext. 316) and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please know that we are doing everything possible to ensure safe and accurate processing of the gifts you have entrusted to.

The Annual Bishop’s Appeal, a diocesan wide initiative taking place during the season of Lent, that calls the entire Church Family to minister to all those seeking assistance.

Your gifts of time, talent and treasure allow us to extend the ministry of Jesus Christ each and every day.

The following ministries are all supported, in part, by the Annual Bishop’s Appeal:

Catholic Charities (Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana)
Catholic Charities (Stark, Portage)
Catholic Charities (Ashtabula)
Catholic Charities (Diocese of Youngstown)
Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry
Office of Evangelization & Lay Formation Ministry
Seminarian Formation
Office of Religious Education
Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Ministry
Office of Vocations
Office of the Tribunal
Office of Campus Ministry
CTNY (Catholic Television Network of Youngstown)

2021 Goal                                $4.0 Million

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, or request a printed tax statement by sending an email to

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

Questions? Contact us!

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

Annual Bishop’s Appeal Accounting Policy, Revised January 2020

All contributions are tax deductible for the year in which payment/check is issued. Per standard accounting practices, post-dated checks cannot be held over for processing in the following year.  For example: checks issued on or before December 31 will be applied to the same calendar year Appeal Collection.  A contribution made on a credit card is deductible for the year in which it is charged to your credit card, even if your payment to the credit card company is made in the following calendar year.  Any questions should be submitted to

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