Articles on Bishop's Appeal 2004:
Appeal tops $3.4 million (Apr. 2, 2004)
Diocese offers helping hands in many ways (Mar. 26, 2004)
Sidebar: Bishop's Appeal
Sidebar: Topping $3 million
Providing an escape from financial quagmire (Mar. 19, 2004)
Sidebar: Nearing $3 million
Parish finds help from diocese only a phone call away (Mar. 12, 2004)
Sidebar: Appeal giving up
Consultant helps parishes tune up Sunday liturgies (Mar. 5, 2004)
Sidebar: Appeal tops $2 million
Camp draws generations of diocesan youth (Feb. 27, 2004)
Sidebar: Appeal at 30%
Befriending persons in need (Feb. 20, 2004)
Diocese helps engaged prepare for marriage (Feb. 13, 2004)
Appeal theme mirrors Catholic way of life (Feb. 6, 2004)
Pie chart of Bishop's Appeal use
Bridging the Gap by Bishop David A. Zubik --
Blockbuster action and beyond (Feb. 6, 2004)
Gifts to annual Bishop's Appeal near $4 million
Effort funds church services
Gifts to Bishop's Appeal 2004 were at $3,912,788 as of April 27, reports Josh Diedrich,
director. That represents gifts from 35,724 donors for an average of $109.52. There are now 1,470 Crozier Society members, representing gifts of $500 or more.
Last year at this time, 35,526 donors had contributed $3,594,946 for an average gift of $101.19, Diedrich said. There were 1,049 Crozier members.
That represents an increase of 198 donors - 421 more Crozier Society members and an increase of $317,842 in giving and a jump of $8.33 in the average gift.
The Appeal is the main source of funding for diocesan programs and services offered to parishes, individuals and families.