The Church in Brooklyn and Queens has long been a place where the Gospel has been preached in such a way that those hearing it have had the opportunity to be transformed in the love of Christ. Now we pick up the baton and take on today’s challenges and opportunities through our support of the 2022 Annual Catholic Appeal.
On behalf of the people who are served throughout our Diocese in Brooklyn and Queens, we begin the 2020 Annual Catholic Appeal by thanking those who generously responded to the 2019 Annual Catholic Appeal. If it were not for the commitment of parishioners throughout the diocese to the Annual Catholic Appeal each year, fulfilling the responsibility to provide the basic services and ministries of the Diocese of Brooklyn would be impossible.
Gifts made to the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) provide support to tens of thousands of people in Brooklyn and Queens through vital programs, ministries, and services administered by the Diocese of Brooklyn.
For the first time, the Annual Catholic Appeal, the Diocese of Brooklyn’s annual fundraising campaign, will help fund youth ministry in the diocese.
At St. Nicholas of Tolentine in Jamaica, Queens, we learned much of their success is driven by the involvement of their ACA parish team. Another compelling part of the Annual Catholic Appeal is utilizing the “over-goal” feature of the program to raise money for a special project at the parish.
Throughout our Diocese, countless individuals have made a lasting impact on the life of the Church and its ability to share the faith with the next generation. It all starts with a plan.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio recognized “Court of Honor” donors to the Diocese of Brooklyn’s Annual Catholic Appeal in a celebration Sept. 14 at the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston.
“It seems like the Church is always asking for money,” this has been said by many parishioners and even by some priests, for as long as the Church has solicited funds. The mission of the Church is to continue God’s work of bringing about a community of faith, hope and charity.
On behalf of the people who are served throughout our Diocese in Brooklyn and Queens, we begin the 2019 Annual Catholic Appeal by thanking those who generously responded to the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal.
The diocese celebrated the retirement of Rita Damato, second from left, with a Mass of thanksgiving and luncheon at The Chancery at 310 Prospect Park West.