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Bishop’s Annual Appeal Update

As of June 1, the Bishop’s Annual Appeal for 2020 has raised total cash and pledges of $935,430 toward our goal of $1,300,000 (71.96%).  This was made possible through the generous donations of 6,298 people throughout the 16 counties of our diocese.


 

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

August 1 – 2, 2020

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Thank you to everyone who is supporting diocesan ministries through the Appeal, especially during these trying times. Our prayers are with you. As of July 27, the Appeal raised $1,090,572 in gifts and pledges toward the goal of $1,300,000. Every dollar raised goes directly to ministries that support our Catholic faith and is not used for any other purpose.

 

August 8 – 9, 2020

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Your gifts to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal bring His Word to our loved ones who are homebound or physically distancing through the weekly televised Mass. Programming reaches people in 60 counties and is available to all online at http://worship.stcdio.org/tv-mass/.

 

August 15 – 16, 2020

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: The Bishop’s Annual Appeal proudly supports respect-for-life efforts in the diocese, including 40 Days for Life. Your generosity helps make this possible. To donate, visit www.stcdio.org/annualappeal or mail to: Bishop’s Annual Appeal, PO Box 1538, St. Cloud, MN 56302.

 

August 22 – 23, 2020

Bishop’s Annual Appeal:  Did you know that the Bishop’s Annual Appeal distributed $205,040 directly to parishes and Catholic high schools to support Catholic school education and faith formation? That’s 16% of total proceeds from the Appeal. To donate, visit www.stcdio.org/annualappeal or mail to: Bishop’s Annual Appeal, PO Box 1538, St. Cloud, MN 56302.

 

August 29 – 30, 2020

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Please support our diocese’s mission to be Christ’s heart of mercy, voice of hope, and hands of justice through your gift to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Every dollar raised goes directly to diocesan ministries like vocations and parish faith formation, and is not used for any other purpose.

 



2020 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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