Bishop's Annual Stewardship Appeal

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2021 Bishop’s Annual Stewardship Appeal!

Now in its 9th year of supporting the mission and ministries of our local church, the Bishop’s Annual Stewardship Appeal is leading 2021 with the theme God is our refuge and our strength…thus we do not fear. This Psalm of hope and encouragement refers to the source of strength that we all share, through the ever-present uncertainty and trials of life.  But, God knows our needs, our fears, and our distress and he is our helper in times of trouble.

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

I ask you to consider that our Lord Jesus Christ is your true head, and that you are one of his members. He belongs to you as the head belongs to its members; all that is his is yours: his spirit, his heart, his body and soul, and all his faculties. You must make use of all these as of your own, to serve, praise, love, and glorify God. You belong to him, as members belong to their head. And so he longs for you to use all that is in you, as if it were his own, for the service and glory of the Father.

– St. John Eudes, Tract. de admirabili corde Jesu, 1,5

Your Generosity at Work in Our Diocese

  • Clergy Formation (31% – $1.47 million): seminarians, deacons, and support for active and retired priests
  • Life, Charity & Justice (28 % – $1.33 million): Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Augustine, pro-life ministry, and prison ministry
  • Catholic Education (20% – $950,000): Catholic schools (Guardian, St. Francis High and St. Joseph High) and religious education programs
  • Discipleship & Evangelization (13% – $617,000): Operational support of the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche, missionary priest and sisters, campus ministry, and to engage Catholics throughout the diocese
  • Pastoral Ministries (8% – $380,000): Multicultural ministries, marriage and family life ministry, youth and young adult ministries, and Stella Maris Seafarers ministry

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