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Called to Serve, United by Faith

As you consider how you can help bring Christ’s mercy to others, remember that your donation to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal can help the young couple sitting in the pew next to you, the teenager in the last pew who questions the Church, the elderly who await union with Christ and anyone who truly seeks Christ. Give as you can. God promises to reward you as you encourage those who seek Him now and in the future.

Some ministries supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.

Seminarian Education

The Bishop’s Annual Appeal of the Diocese of Memphis provides for the education of our future priest who are studying at seminaries throughout the U.S. We currently have 24 seminarians studying for the priesthood.

Campus and Young Adult Ministries

Campus Ministry reaches students, faculty and staff primarily at the University of Memphis, Rhodes College, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the University of Tennessee-Martin. Young Adult Ministry facilitates development of young adults (20’s and 30’s) at local parishes by providing resources, training, collaboration and consultation. The Ministry also provides Faith formation activities for young adults including Theology on Tap, retreats and fellowship events.

Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry provides training and support to parishes for comprehensive parish youth ministries, organizes diocesan retreat programs, promotes Catholic Girl and Boy Scouting, offers diocesan youth events to encourage teen participation in the larger church community and holds leadership training programs for young people.

Family Life Ministries

Family life Ministries offers various support for family life during its many stages. Programs include preparation of couples for marriage, support and enrichment for married couples, and bereavement programs to support people who have lost a spouse or family member through death or divorce.

Prison Ministry

We are called to reach out to the imprisoned and give hope to the hopeless by providing spiritual support and fellowship through active lay volunteers in our Prison Ministry.

How to Participate in the Bishop’s Annual Appeal

Prayerfully consider how your contributions to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal ensure that programs offered in the Diocese will continue to instruct the faithful and provide essential aid to people needing Christ.

Ways to make a donation:

  • Complete and return your pledge card to your parish. A pledge over 10 months will allow you to give more to help our Church.
  • Click here to donate and follow the directions.
  • Contribute through your Family Foundation or Charitable Gift Fund.
  • Donate stock. Call (901) 373-1209 and find out how.
  • Write a check to Bishop’s Annual Appeal and mail to the Catholic Diocese of Memphis, 5825 Shelby Oaks Drive, Memphis, TN 38134-7316.

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