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Annual Diocesan Appeal

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Ministries We Support

Through the power of Christ’s love we are called to respond to the needs of others. As Catholics, we embrace the gifts we have and joys of life we experience through the eyes of faith. In gratitude, we generously share these gifts.

Your gift to the Annual Diocesan Appeal provides funds to ministries and programs in these categories.

On behalf of the people of God in my four parishes (St. Rita, Ranger; St. Francis Xavier, Eastland; Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Cisco; St. John, Strawn), I want to personally thank you for the grants. I see the plan of God unveiling through little things. You are a blessing and your choice to help will extend to many people in the rural areas. I will remember your kindness at the Altar of God.

Rev. Vijaya Raju Mareedu, SAC, Pastor

ADA - CCFW Letter 2024

Gratitude and Support for the Clergy

Through the healthy and holy formation and education of men for the priesthood and permanent diaconate and caring for retired and infirm priests.

Outreach to Rural and Needy Parishes and Schools

Through operating grants for faith formation and youth programing, priest salaries, utilities assistance and many other needs.

Hope and Healing for the Poor

To aid the disadvantaged, the disabled and those who are most in need of God’s healing grace through Catholic Charities and Correctional Ministry.

Love and Strengthening for Families

Through Marriage and Family Life ministries that bind us closer to Christ through our love and respect for one another in families committed to proclaiming the Gospel.

Faith and Formation for Future Generations

Tuition Assistance and Campus Ministry Programs to empower our children, youth and young adults to grow in their Catholic faith in preparation for a life of Christian leadership and service.

Stewardship education and development support for parishes

The Annual Diocesan Appeal provides stewardship resources to help parishes increase engagement, prayer life and discipleship in the lives of their parishioners, including organizational tools, stewardship education and assistance for parish Stewardship Committees, planned giving efforts, endowment funds and capital campaigns.

The grant has not only been financially beneficial but also pastorally. It has truly been a blessing to have a religious sister as a full time director of religious education and an assistant to help her. Religious education has been well organized according to the policy of the Diocese and the needs of the parish. We have the potential of more than the annual enrollment, which is between 1,000-1,200 children. We hope the Diocese will continue supporting us so the parish will be motivated to build a religious education building.

Fr. Francisco Alanis Gonzalez



Rachel Martinez, CFRE
Director of Annual Giving and Grants

Renée Underwood, CFRE
Chief Development Officer of the Advancement Foundation

Dianna Rhoads
Gift Processing Supervisor

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