Annual Bishop’s Appeal

The Department for Social Concerns oversees 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 for Social Concerns
Office of Hispanic Ministry
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
CTNY (Catholic Television Network of Youngstown)

2019 Goal                              2019 Need

100% Participation                                 $4.2 Million

Bishop's Appeal Progress

Percent of Household Participation 29.03%

Parish Resources

View the latest Parish Participation Report
View Report 

Parish Timeline for the Bishop’s Appeal
View Timeline

Strategies for Success:  Ideas for Promoting the Annual Bishop’s Appeal at Your Parish
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Flyer/Insert Highlighting the ministries supported in part by the Annual Bishop’s Appeal
Click to Download (English)

Parish Bulletin Announcements – can be customized to reflect your parish needs and circumstances.
Click to Download (English)

Catholic Charities Flyer (Aggregate of all Service Agencies)
Click to Download

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.

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

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