Bishop's Annual Stewardship Appeal

Thank you for your interest in supporting the
2022 Bishop’s Annual Stewardship Appeal!

Now in its 10th year of supporting the mission and ministries of our local church, the theme for the 2022 Bishop’s Annual Stewardship Appeal is “Love one another as I have loved you.” How has Jesus loved us? He loved us by self-sacrificially dying for us. Our loving service of others in seeking their good, in laying down our lives for them, in building them up in the word, is all service with a mission: so that “all people” will know the love of God that has transformed us. Our verbal witness about Jesus in testifying about him must be matched by a visual demonstration of his love. Our love for one another is a defining characteristic of our relationship with Jesus; through our demonstration of love, the world can come to know what we know.

In gratitude for our many blessings, most especially our gift of faith, let us ask ourselves “what can we now do for God?”

“Let us love, since that is what our hearts were made for.”
– St. Therese of Lisieux

Case for Support

The Pastors’ Advisory Committee has recommended, and Bishop Estévez has approved the following case for support and estimated allocations:

  • Clergy Formation (31% – $1.4 million): Seminarians, deacons, and support for active and retired priests
  • Life, Charity & Justice (27% – $1.2 million): Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Augustine, pro-life ministry, and prison ministry
  • Discipleship & Evangelization (17% – $765,000): Operational support of the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche, missionary priests and sisters, campus ministry, engaging Catholics throughout the diocese
  • Catholic Education (15% – $675,000): Catholic schools (Guardian, St. Francis High and St. Joseph High) and religious education programs
  • Pastoral Ministries (10% – $450,000): Multicultural ministries, marriage and family life ministry, youth and young adult ministries, and Stella Maris Seafarers ministry

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Parish Resources

If you are a parish leader, please click here for resources to conduct the Appeal at your parish.

Crozier Society

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