"Each of you must bring a gift in proportion to the way the LORD your God has blessed you."
As One, Building Our Future Together is the theme of our 2017 annual diocesan appeal. In making a gift to the 2017 Bishop's Ministry Appeal, you join hands with thousands whose generosity brings the love of Christ to so many in our Diocese. Your gift directly supports diocesan ministries serving all the parishes.
We are blessed to be given so much here in the Diocese of Stockton. But there is always more we can do. There are so many hearts, minds and souls we can touch with God's love. Your gift, whether large or small, really does make a difference. We respectfully ask you to prayerfully consider making a sacrificial gift in support of the BMA.
My Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
The mission of the Diocese of Stockton is to help its people grow and walk closer with the Lord. We are transformed by Jesus Christ through Baptism, empowered by the Holy Spirit and nourished by the Eucharist.
It is through this commitment that we must serve Christ by being God’s heart of mercy and love, hope and trust and hands of justice and healing to all people.
We are blessed in the Diocese of Stockton with dedicated priests and deacons, with so many diocesan and parish lay ministers, and with many wonderful families and individuals who make up our parish communities.
I ask you to prayerfully consider giving to the Bishop’s Ministry Appeal. Your Pastor and I are very grateful for your sacrifice.
We encourage all to participate. May God bless you abundantly for your kindness and generosity.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
+ Stephen E. Blaire
Most Reverend Stephen E. Blaire
Roman Catholic Bishop of Stockton
|BMA Commitment to Diocese (goal)||$172,000|
|"Seed" money for future new church +||$170,000|
|Total Parish Goal||$342,000|
We are asking each family to prayerfully consider a one-time payment of $400
or you may pledge that amount over an 8 month period at $50 per month.
|Number of Donors||550|
Ways to Contribute
|Total Number of Donors||919|
|Amount Rebated Back To Our Parish||$169,945|
|Average Pledge Per Family||$495|