Bishop's Annual Appeal

The 2018 Bishop's Annual Appeal (BAA) Continues! 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

'At the beginning of each New Year, we are reminded of the Bishop's Annual Appeal and the remarkable acts of charity, worship and evangelization it provides to out Diocese.  The 2018 Bishop's Annual Appeal theme is, Instruments of God's Service. This is consistent with the words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, "to change the world, we must be good to those who cannot repay us." I chose this theme as a reminder to each of us to be in service to those in need of our compassion and care.

The generosity of others, through gifts to the Bishop's Annual Appeal, has positively transformed the lives of many. I respectfully ask you to join me in supporting this worthy cause. Your contributions will help ensure that essential works of service will continue to help those most in need throughout eastern North Carolina.

Please know that I am ever grateful for your continued support and prayers. May Our Lord Jesus bless you with the gift of His peace and may Mary Our Mother watch over you always.' 

In Christ,
Luis Rafael Zarama, J.C.L.
Bishop of Raleigh

View the 2018 BAA Video HERE


Our Goal Set by the Diocese: $82,768.00

We ask that each family consider a pledge of $350.00. It is understood that some families can pledge more, others less or not at all.  We ask that everyone complete a pledge card.  If you are unable to participate financially, we ask that you still complete a pledge card, and check the box that says you cannot give, but you will pray for the success of the BAA Campaign. By doing this, we will know that you have received the BAA information, and we will not contact you further concerning a pledge.  

Again this year, the Diocese has made it possible for participants to pledge and pay pledges online. CLICK HERE to go directly to the online giving site.
All monies received by the Diocese that is above our goal- 80% is returned to our parish. 

Questions? Contact Kate Kane in the parish office: 910-488-1797 or 

Click the following links for more information on the BAA. BAA Main Page   2018 BAA Brochure (it is a large file-loads slow)

For fun, we downloaded the goal poster and will update it as we receive updates on our numbers from Raleigh-Help us to reach 100% goal and 100% participation!