2020 Appeal

Join us in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout North Texas.
Your support helps us extend the mission of Jesus Christ to the people of North Texas.
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

When you give your support to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal you help make a difference.

Online Giving: You can make your online donation or pledge by clicking here: https://dallasbishopsappeal.com/donate.

Check/Money Order:

Make your gift payable to the Catholic Diocese of Dallas.  Payments should be mailed to:

Bishop’s Annual Appeal

3725 Blackburn Street

Dallas, TX 75219

You can make a pledge online if you did not fill out a pledge at your parish by clicking on the “Donate Now” button at the top of this page or by clicking this link: https://dallasbishopsappeal.com/donate.

As of October 1, 2020, the Diocese of Dallas has switched payment processors and you will need to set up a new gift or payment schedule.  To securely setup a new gift or payment schedule, https://dallasbishopsappeal.com/donate.

Your former account from last year will no longer be active. If you would like to speak with one of our payment processors to set up your gift, please call us directly and one of our Gift Processors can assist you: 214-528-2240.

Donor Advised Funds:

A donor advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, and other qualified charities.  You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now to make an immediate impact.  Click here to learn more.

Matching Gifts:

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees.  Please contact your employer to confirm if they participate in matching gifts and double the impact of your gift when you donate online.

Stock Transfers:

Merrill Lynch Account #542-04H98

DT#: 8862

Contact at Bank: Lisa McAdam

Phone: 214-969-2330

Account Name: Catholic Community Appeal, Inc.

For any questions regarding stock transfers, please contact Barry Hanner, bhanner@cathdal.orgClick here for additional information.

The Appeal is the annual fundraising campaign for the Catholic Diocese of Dallas and was incorporated in 1996 as distinct Texas 501(c)(3) corporation.  The Bishop’s Annual Appeal department is staffed by the Pastoral Center employees and its responsibilities include fundraising for ministries of the diocese through the Annual Appeal effort.  100 percent of the funds raised goes to the ministries.  EIN: 75-2679650

For the last 10 years, the combined parish contributions to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal have been between $6-7.5 million.  The cost of funding the various ministries and services offered through the diocese exceeds $10 million.  Any additional funds not provided by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal are supplied by parish assessments.

Your support of the Bishop’s Annual Appeal supports the Diocese of Dallas’s Catholic Ministries which includes Pastoral Outreach, Seminarian Education, Catholic Schools, Priestly and Diaconate Programs, and Pastoral Services. These ministries are at the core of our Catholic faith in support of our Brothers and Sisters in Christ in our nine-county service area.  For a more in-depth look, please click here to read our Annual Report.

The fundraising or pledge goal for each parish is based on the average of the last two years of pledges.  Click here to see your parish’s goals and pledges in the last pages in our Annual Report.

The Appeal is the annual fundraising campaign for the Catholic Diocese of Dallas and was incorporated in 1996 as distinct Texas 501(c)(3) corporation.  100 percent of your gift to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal goes to fund our diocesan-sponsored Catholic programs and services.

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 Annual Appeal are not contributed to the Diocese insurance fund.

Your financial support of the Bishop’s Annual Appeal funds all the ministries, services, and programs designed to extend the effectiveness of your parish and address the needs of our brothers and sisters across 9 counties and throughout North Texas.  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.

100%
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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