Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
We have faced several storms during the past year that have shaken our communities, and our Catholic faith. As your shepherd I am walking with you as we work to recover from these storms.
In the Diocese of Raleigh, the annual appeal helps me fulfill this responsibility in supporting pastors to do God’s work in each of our parish communities. None of us can do it alone. Together, we will renew our faith and hope - and we will rejoice that we are a growing Church in Eastern North Carolina.
Thank you for your faith, your kindness, and your prayers and for welcoming me as your Bishop.
† Luis Rafael Zarama, J.C.L.
Bishop of Raleigh
The Gospel mandate, and an unwavering emphasis of Pope Francis, is that our love for God must be reflected in our love for one another, especially the weak and vulnerable. In response to that call, our diocese remains fully committed to increasing our outreach to feed, clothe, educate and pray with those in most need of assistance.
The Bishop’s Annual Appeal (BAA) is the combined effort of all parishes and parishioners in the Diocese of Raleigh to provide this outreach. With the help of God, our combined efforts can have a tremendous impact in responding to those who depend on our help.
The theme of the 2019 Bishop’s Annual Appeal is Rebuild, Renew, Rejoice in God’s Service. The Church and its people are facing challenges. More than ever, it’s time to have hope and rebuild. Through Mass, prayer, retreats, service and formation, the faithful may deepen their relationship with God and grow spiritually. We invite you to explore the BAA site to learn more about the impact of your generosity to the campaign.
View the 2019 BAA Video
Our Goal Set by the Diocese: $82,768.00
Again this year, the Diocese has made it possible for participants to pledge and pay pledges online. CLICK HERE to go directly to their online giving site.
All monies received by the Diocese that is above our goal- 80% is returned to our parish.
You can also text to gift. Call 910-629-0644 and follow the prompts.
Questions? Contact Kate Kane in the parish office: 910-488-1797 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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!