We received the first report on our stewardship to the diocese. As of this past Monday, 43 families have led the way with pledges to the Appeal that total $20,545. That’s a great start toward our goal of $90,479.10. Today is Commitment Sunday and we invite everyone to use this day to support the many ministries of our diocese. If you gave last year, will you renew that pledge? If you didn’t give last year, will you join us? Pledge and gift envelopes are in the narthex and at the side doors. If you place the completed envelope in the offering basket, we’ll see that it gets to the diocese this week.
Your Catholic Ministry Appeal gifts support:
Catholic Charities, DOSP – Catholic Charities Shelters of Hope provided new affordable housing opportunities with the opening of Mercy Oaks Apartments in Tampa, the Pasco Family Shelter for young homeless families with children, and two communities in Hillsborough County, Las Villas and Vincent Oaks. An additional location, St. Benedict Apartments, will be available after construction is completed this year.
Catholic Charities Foundations of Life Pregnancy Centers serve in Hernando, Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties.
Ministry to Multicultural Communities – 11 priests, 10 religious and more than 400 lay people participated in the fourth annual African Mass held at Most Holy Redeemer Parish in Tampa.
Clergy Care and Ministry to Priests – 100% of our parishes receive assistance at least occasionally from 73 of our 98 retired priests.
Ministry to Catholic Schools & Tuition Assistance Grants – The appeal contributes almost $300,000 in tuition assistance grants to families across our diocese to assist in providing access Catholic School education.
Office of Worship & Diocesan Liturgical Celebrations – Our Worship ministry assists in coordinating 20+ liturgies and services in collaboration with other diocesan ministries and coordinates all diocesan liturgies where the bishop presides.