Where do the contributions go?

2018 GOALS & ALLOCATIONS

The Bishop’s Annual Appeal is a primary source of funding for sustaining and expanding ministries throughout the five counties of the Diocese of Allentown. The Bishop’s Annual Appeal Trust Advisors, who are volunteer parishioners from each county served, ensure that the Bishop’s Annual Appeal program is fully transparent and accountable to our community. The Trust Advisors meet quarterly to monitor the distribution of funds. Gifts received are directed to the ministries listed below.


CATHOLIC LIFE AND EVANGELIZATION

  • Youth/Young Adult and Campus Ministry 
  • Office of Marriage and Natural Family Planning 
  • Adult Formation
  • Institute for Catechesis and Formation 
  • Ministries with Persons with Disabilities

EDUCATION

  • Scholarships and School support

- Bishop’s Scholars Society Scholarships 
- Carbon/Schuylkill Grants to Catholic Elementary Schools 
- Need-based Academic Scholarships for Catholic High School Students 
- Catholic High Schools 
- DeSales University 
- Alvernia University 
- Catholic University

  • Special Education Programs 

- Mercy School for Special Learning Center
- John Paull II Center for Special Learning
- St. Joseph Center for Special Learning
- School-based Aquinas Programs 

EDUCATION AND FORMATION OF SEMINARIANS, PRIESTS, AND DEACONS

  • Vocations 
  • Priestly Formation 
  • Permanent Diaconate 

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

  • Catholic Charities

- Catholic Charities General Operation
- Caring Hearts Pregnancy Support Services
- Food distribution and community pantries
- Senior Services
- Pastoral Outreach

  • Catholic Senior Housing and Health Care Services

- Holy Family Manor Nursing Home
- Care for retired and infirmed Priests in good standing
- Sacred Heart Hospital grants

HISPANIC OUTREACH