2024 Bishop’s Ministries Appeal

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Many Ministries, One Church – The Bishop’s Ministries Appeal supports the 70+ ministries that serve our diocese faithful as well as the greater communities where our parishes are located. This includes faith formation and evangelization, CYO sports, formation of priests to serve parishioners, care of the retired priests, parishes in action programs, and meeting the unexpected needs of schools and parishes. 

You can support our parish efforts in the Bishop’s Ministries Appeal by praying for the appeal (see prayer below) and/or by donating.  You can donate by writing a check to the parish and writing “Bishop’s Appeal” in the memo field or giving online here

Our 2023 Appeal has raised $2,730,029.27, or 91% of the $3M goal. Our diocese is blessed to have 34 parishes meet 100% or more of their parish goal, resulting in more funds being made available for local parish programs and projects. 

You can learn more below about how the Appeal furthers Christ’s mission in our diocese at https://www.oakdiocese.org/bishops-ministries-appeal


Loving and merciful God, we are your
family, brothers and sisters entrusted with
the mission of your Church in the Diocese
of Oakland.

Thank you for the precious gift of Your
Most Holy Eucharist. Thank you for
transforming us by it, and for filling us
with your Divine Love so we can help bring
Your Presence to our families, friends,
neighborhoods, and the world.

May our Blessed Mother, Queen of the World
and patroness of our Diocese, lead us to
You and walk with us in our challenges and
struggles. May our work, through the
Bishop’s Ministries Appeal, bring You joy
and bring Your gentle mercy and care to
all we serve.

2024 Bishop’s Ministries Appeal