Bishop’s Annual Stewardship Appeal

Thank you for your interest in supporting the 2024 Bishop’s Annual Stewardship Appeal!

Now in its 12th year of supporting the mission and ministries of our local church, the theme for the 2024 Bishop’s Annual Stewardship Appeal is We are the hands of Jesus.” It is through the selfless giving of our time, talent, and treasure, that allows us to live out this exhortation from our Lord to radiate His love and mercy to others. Jesus reminds us that, to achieve a complete, unbreakable union with God, we must imitate God. We must, like Jesus, direct all the energies of our humanity into reflecting the love of the divinity. It is a pure love so overwhelming that it can only become a force for good, a love that will one day overpower the world to usher into its place the eternal kingdom of God. In gratitude for our many blessings, most especially our gift of faith, let us ask ourselves “what can we now do for God?”

“Give your hands to serve and your hearts to love.” ~ St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Case for Support

The Pastors’ Advisory Committee has recommended, and Bishop Pohlmeier has approved the following case for support and estimated allocations:

  • Clergy Formation (31% – $1.4 million): Seminarians, deacons, and support for active and retired priests
  • Life, Charity & Justice (27% – $1.2 million): Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Augustine, pro-life ministry, and prison ministry
  • Discipleship & Evangelization (17% – $765,000): Operational support of the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche, missionary priests and sisters, campus ministry, engaging Catholics throughout the diocese
  • Catholic Education (15% – $675,000): Catholic schools (Guardian, St. Francis High and St. Joseph High) and religious education programs
  • Pastoral Ministries (10% – $450,000): Multicultural ministries, marriage and family life ministry, youth and young adult ministries, and Stella Maris Seafarers ministry

Brochure (English/Español)

Prayer Card (English/Español)

Parish Resources

If you are a parish leader, please click here for resources to conduct the Appeal at your parish.

Crozier Society

Are you interested in serving as a leader to help the Bishop carry on the mission of the Diocese of St. Augustine? Click below to learn more about the Crozier Society and how you can help.