The annual Bishop’s Appeal generates funds for the daily operations and sustainability of existing diocesan ministries and programs, which touch the lives of thousands of people throughout the East Bay. These funds, raised through generous donors from our parishes, demonstrate the loyal support of our people for the mission of the larger Church.
During the course of our campaign, it is vital that we maintain the financial resources required to sustain these ministries, programs, services and the central administrative and pastoral offices. Because we are embarking on a diocesan capital campaign in 2014 and 2015, the decision has been made to incorporate $4 million for the appeal into this campaign. It will then return during its normal time frame in 2016.