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Bishop’s Annual Appeal Update

As of February 24, the Bishop’s Annual Appeal for 2020 has raised cash and pledges totaling $98,372 toward this year’s goal of $1,300,000 (7.57%).  This is through generous gifts from 536 donors.


 

A message from Bishop Kettler

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Bishop Donald J. Kettler

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

The Eucharist is a sacrament of communion — uniting us with God and with each other. It sends us on mission to become what we receive: the Body of Christ — offering the gift of our self, and our good works, to others.

The ministries supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal are at the heart of this mission. They provide assistance, education, and pastoral care to people throughout our diocese.

We are a Church today that faces many challenges, and I pledge to continue efforts that foster accountability and safe environments for everyone. These challenges, however, don’t lessen the good work being done by these ministries. In fact, they make the work of these ministries — now and in the future — more necessary than ever.

This includes vocations, Catholic education, faith formation, marriage preparation, family life, pastoral planning, multicultural ministries, ministry to the divorced, and the TV Mass for the homebound.

Many of you have contributed to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal in the past, and I’m very grateful for every gift we receive. We couldn’t do this without you.

Please prayerfully discern a gift to the Appeal and join others — just like you — around the diocese in support of this important work. The need is great and your support — no matter the amount — makes a difference in the lives of so many others. Your gift will go directly to these diocesan ministries and will not be used for any other purpose.

Thank you, and may God bless you and your loved ones.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+Donald J. Kettler
Bishop of Saint Cloud





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2020 Bishop’s Annual Appeal Bulletin Announcements

February 29 – March 1, 2020

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Thank you to everyone who responded to Commitment Weekend with a gift for ministries supporting our lives. If you haven’t yet made a gift, you can bring your envelope to Mass, visit www.stcdio.org/annualappeal or mail a gift to: Bishop’s Annual Appeal, PO Box 1538, St. Cloud, MN 56302.

March 7 – 8, 2020

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Appeal so far this year. As of February 24, the Appeal raised $98,372 in gifts and pledges. That is 7.57% of the goal of $1,300,000. This is made possible through the donations of 536 people throughout the 16 counties of our diocese. Every dollar raised goes directly to ministries that support our Catholic faith and is not used for any other purpose.

March 14 – 15, 2020

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Lent is a time of reflection and renewal. It is when we are reminded of Christ’s journey to Calvary and the great sacrifice he made to save us from our sins. We deeply appreciate the sacrifices you make in order to support diocesan ministries, your parish and worthy causes in our communities.

March 21 – 22, 2020

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Diocesan Ministries are here for YOU! Visit our webpage for updates about how the Appeal supports ministries at the very core of our Church’s mission. Go to www.stcdio.org and click on “Bishop’s Annual Appeal.”

March 28 – 29, 2020

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: “Transformed by faith and sent in service to all.” The Appeal supports ministries that affect you, your family and your greater parish community.  Please make a gift today. Every dollar raised goes directly to ministries that support our Catholic faith and is not used for any other purpose.



2020 Bishop’s Annual Appeal Bulletin Insert

2019 Bishop’s Annual Appeal Bulletin Insert

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2020 Bishop’s Annual Appeal Poster

2019 Bishop’s Annual Appeal Poster

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