2020 Appeal

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About the Appeal

The Bishop’s Annual Appeal is our yearly fundraising campaign that supports the ongoing ministries and programs throughout the Catholic Diocese of Dallas.  This includes the education of our more than 75 men discerning the priesthood, ongoing formation for our current priests and future deacons, as well as for priest retirement.  Moreover, the appeal provides funds for our offices of Worship, Faith Formation, Marriage and Family Life, and Youth and Young Adults, which in turn provide services to all of our 77 parishes.

The Annual Appeal also funds the many services to our 29 diocesan schools, while also extending our outreach to the homeless, disabled, and imprisoned.  Finally, the Annual Appeal provides financial assistance to help advocate for immigrants and refugees.

Frequently Asked Questions

As long as you have the same name and email address, you do not need to set up a new profile.  If you have any questions about your account, you can always call our office to speak to one of our Gift Processors who can assist you: 214-528-2240.

You can make a pledge online at dallasbishopsappeal.com.  Whether or not you made a pledge at the church, you may make pledge payments online.

The cost of funding the various ministries and services offered through the diocese is $10 million.  For the last 10 years, the combined parish contributions have been between $6-7.5 million, and the remainder is supplied by parish assessments.

The pledge goal for each parish in 2020 is based on the average of the last two years of pledges. Click here to see the 2019 Parish Goals and Pledges (second to last page).

When payment is made directly to a victim, those funds are paid from the Diocesan insurance fund. Donations to fundraising initiatives such as the Bishop’s Appeal are not contributed to the Diocese insurance fund.

Please consider the important programs your donations are funding. These programs are specifically designed to serve our underserved. Your brothers and sisters still need the food, shelter, education, a chance for a better future, priests for Sacraments, and hope that diocesan ministries provide. This is what Catholics are called to do. Decreased participation in these programs hurts our brothers and sisters who need these programs the most.

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Guarantee

100 percent of your gift to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal goes to fund our diocesan-sponsored Catholic programs and services.

Your gift, no matter how large or small, will make an enduring difference for our community and the mission of Christ’s church.

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