About the Bishop’s Annual Appeal
he Bishop’s Annual Appeal is a primary source of funding to help sustain and expand ministries in the 96 parishes, 21 missions, and 34 Catholic schools and agencies throughout the diocese. As stewards of God’s gifts, you are asked to support the needs of our diocese through your PRAYERS. You are also asked to share your gifts and talents by PARTICIPATING in parish or diocesan ministries. Finally, all members of our diocese are invited to grow in GENEROSITY by making a sacrificial gift through a pledge or a one-time donation.
Your gift to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal helps to sustain Catholic schools, parishes, programs of religious education and campus ministry, and initiatives to foster vocations as well as respect for life. Additionally, through its support of Catholic Charities, the Appeal serves people in South Carolina and abroad whose lives are affected by natural disasters, illnesses, hunger, and economic hardship.
Loving and merciful God, You gave us Jesus, Your only Son, to be our Savior, Redeemer, Brother, and Friend.
Inspire us with the gift of Your Holy Spirit, to recall our baptismal promise to be like Christ, by sharing our gifts of time, talent, and treasure with our brothers and sisters in need.
As we undertake our annual appeal, “Walk Humbly with Your God,” we ask for Your guidance as we strive to fulfill these promises that we offer up to You.
Give us the grace and understanding to carry out Your will as we faithfully continue Christ’s mission here in South Carolina.
With Mary, we ask this through Christ our Lord.