2023 Bishop’s Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries

Your gift to the 2023 Appeal makes a difference to the many ministries and services provided in the Diocese of Dallas!

NEW! 2022 Bishop’s Annual Report for Catholic Ministries
“Every donation is an investment into the future of the Church, directly contributing of the formation of effective priests who, in turn, shepherd and guide their flocks, sending them boldly to live the Gospel, to be the light of the world, and to fulfill the Church’s mission of bringing Christ to all nations.”
Mark Gregory Williard
Seminarian at Holy Trinity Seminary
About the Appeal

The Bishop’s Annual Appeal is our yearly fundraising campaign for the ministries that serve the North Texas community, which have a direct impact on our lives.  Your gift to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal supports our parishes, schools, and dozens of Catholic ministries like seminarian education and formation, youth and young adult outreach, Masses for the homebound, Bibles for the imprisoned, the Catholic Conference and Formation Center, and so much more.

The Annual Appeal also funds the many services to our 77 parishes, 29 diocesan schools, and 61 seminarians, while also extending our outreach to the homeless, disabled, and imprisoned.  As the Diocese of Dallas continues to grow so does the urgency in raising funds so that we can keep pace with our responsibilities.

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://donate.dallasbishopsappeal.com/

Check/Money Order:

Make your gift payable to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.  Payments should be mailed to:

Bishop’s Annual Appeal
3725 Blackburn Street
PO Box 190507
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://donate.dallasbishopsappeal.com/

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 $8 million annually.  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.

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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