The House of Charity Bishop’s Appeal is about helping the poor and needy. All of us as disciples of Jesus have the obligation and responsibility to help others. This year’s theme is “Who Is My Neighbor?” and our parish goal is $76,081.00. Please consider helping our parish to make the goal that has been assigned to us and, in this way, help those who are in need in our parish and in our diocese. As of this date we have collected $6,530.00, which is 11.5% of our goal.
“WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR?”
2020 APPEAL: “WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR?”
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And, the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
These words of Jesus remind us that to love and support our neighbors in their time of need. Through the House of Charity – Bishop’s Annual Appeal, we strive to do that throughout the six counties of the Diocese of Camden.
Social, Community and Health Care Services
Your generosity provides services through Catholic Charities offices in each county of South Jersey. In addition, Home and Parish Healthcare Services of the Diocese of Camden brings new life and spirit into the hearts of those we cherish the most – our elderly and disabled, along with their families and caregivers. Together, we offer support to the weak, vulnerable, and disenfranchised.
Evangelization and Faith Formation
Lay leadership training, intercultural ministries, ministry with the deaf and persons with disabilities, marriage enrichment, adult faith formation, liturgical catechesis and other evangelization efforts, along with your gifts, kindle the fire of faith into a bright beacon for all to see.
Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministries
Your donation enables programs like Summer in the City, Catholic Scouting, Theology on Tap, college campus ministries and Newman Centers, and support for a growing number of parish-based Youth Ministry programs and many more activities to build community and prepare our youth and young adults for the mission that God has chosen for them.
Vocations, Seminarian & Permanent Diaconate Formation, Care of Priests
Your support ensures that pastors and clergy continue to bring the light of Jesus into the world. Through prayers and support, we currently have 16 seminarians studying for the priesthood in the Diocese of Camden.
Catholic Education – “Forming minds and hearts in grace”
Catholic schools are an integral part of the teaching mission of the Church.
Catholic schools build faith, develop leadership ability and provide academic excellence in a safe environment.
Your gift will help keep tuition affordable for families to send children to schools that will support Catholic values, develop character and provide academic excellence.
Incentives for Parish Initiatives
When our parish collects its goal amount, up to 10% is returned to our parish for our local charitable needs. Additionally, 75% of all funds received above our parish goal will also be returned to our parish to foster our charitable and ministerial work.
Now we invite all parishioners to participate in this important effort. During House of Charity Appeal Weekend, please make your sacrificial gift to help continue the mission of the Church here in the Diocese of Camden!