FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

WHY DOES THE DIOCESE NEED TO CONDUCT THE BISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL?

Collectively, the Diocese supports many ministries that are larger than any one parish could support. When you contribute to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, we are able to pool our resources together as a Diocesan Church, giving us the opportunity to touch the lives of those who are less fortunate. Together, we are able to make a difference in the lives of thousands.

WHY SHOULD I SUPPORT THE BISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL?

As Christian members of the Diocese we are committed to helping those in our community who are most in need. Your support of the Bishop’s Annual Appeal helps to ensure that you, your loved ones, your neighbors and your co-workers have help when it is needed. Your gift is an outward sign of your faith in God and the work of His Church.

HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO MEET MY PLEDGE?

We are asking parishioners to fulfill a pledge over a six month period. Making a pledge allows you to contribute a larger gift to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal over a period of time. Monthly reminders will be mailed from the Diocesan Office to assist you in fulfilling your pledge.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PLEDGE AND A RECURRING GIFT?

A Pledge is paying a certain amount over a set period of time. Payments can be made in installments that fit your financial situation. Payments will be processed on or around the 20th of each month.

Example: A donor might pledge $2,400 to be paid over six months, by installments of $400 per month.

A Recurring Gift will have the full amount you donated paid every month until you cancel the gift. You can choose to end all payments at any time or pay indefinitely.

Example: A donor might make a $400 gift. $400 dollars will be donated every month until the donor cancels.

SAMPLE GIFT SCHEDULES

SAMPLE GIFT SCHEDULES

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Or mail your contribution to:

Bishop’s Annual Appeal

P.O. Box F

Allentown, PA 18105-1538

Or call 800.831.4443