The Bishop’s Annual Appeal is our opportunity to support the work of the Catholic Church in Eastern North Carolina. With support going to more than 30 pastoral, educational and human service programs within the Diocese of Raleigh, the goal this year is to raise $7,844,000.
We, as Catholics, believe in the sanctity of human life, the dignity of the individual and the central role of the family in life and society. As a result, we support these programs which serve all of God’s people, without regard to race, religion, age, handicap or financial status.
With God’s grace, and through the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, your gifts of time, talent and treasure have given dignity, hope and support to tens of thousands of people who need it right here in the Diocese of Raleigh.
One of the ministries supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal is Catholic Charities. Last year, more than 59,000 people in our area received help from Catholic Charities.
Catholic Charities can leverage the monies from the Bishop’s Annual Appeal to make an even bigger impact on the lives of those who need help. Just over one-fifth of the BAA funds go to Catholic Charities, providing one-third of its budget.
Please take a moment to follow this link and read Catholic Charities success stories, which show that your BAA dollars are hard at work.
You may also follow the following links learn more about the ministries supported by the BAA. Thank you for your generous gifts in support of the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.
The BAA supports 30+ Diocesan ministries, including:
- African Ancestry Ministry and Evangelization
- Hispanic Ministry
- Catholic Schools
- Campus Ministry
- Secretariat for Lay Formation, Marriage and Family Life
- Lay Ministry
- Youth & Young Adult Ministry
- Catechesis and Faith Formation
- Marriage Preparation
- Avila and Short Journey Retreat Centers
- Human Life and Dignity Office
- Office of Divine Worship
- Spanish Radio
Catholic Charities Initiatives
- All Catholic Charities Regional Offices
- Counseling Services
- Disaster Services
- Oak City Outreach Center