Annual Diocesan Appeal
Every one of our parishes is the beneficiary of the Annual Diocesan Appeal! The Diocese is the sum total of all the parishes. Thousands upon thousands of Catholics in the Diocese are directly or indirectly served by Diocesan programs and services. In addition, any money that is paid over the parish's goal will be returned to the parish for its own programs and services.
Thanks to the generosity of those that have supported the 2016 Annual Diocesan Appeal. So far, our parish has reached 85% perfect of our final goal as of June 28, 2016, and still collecting. Please consider joining this effort and help us reach our goal. Your contributions support:
Catholic Charities has always had a mission focused on the Corporal Works of Mercy: to feed the hungry, to give drink to the thirsty, to shelter the homeless, to clothe the naked, to visit and ransom the captive, and to visit the sick.
Advocacy is also an important aspect Catholic Charities. We serve other individuals, meeting them where they are, fostering an awareness, speaking out, and encouraging others to do the same. Learn more about the different outreach ministries by visiting the Catholic Charities page.
Preistly Formation and Seminarian Recruitment
The ADA supports diocesan programs that foster vocations and provides ongoing formation for those called to ordained and religious leadership. Our diocese is blessed to have 13 seminarians studying for the priesthood for the Diocese of Peoria in seminaries in Maryland and Minnesota. For additional information about vocations in the diocese, visit the Office of Priestly Vocations page. Please pray for an increase in vocations for our dioceses and throughout the nation.
At our Catholic schools, children receive an education and an experience that prepares them to be everything God made them to be—academically, socially, and spiritually. Our students receive individual attention in a nurturing, faith-filled environment, and the results are obvious. Our student achievement scores exceed the national average in every grade level and every area we serve. Our students also receive a spiritual education. We invest in the character, morals and beliefs of each child, and our faith is integrated into every aspect of the school.
When you invest in Catholic schools, you offer an opportunity for all children to excel academically and grow spiritually. You provide dedicated teachers and a nurturing environment. Please learn move about about our Catholic Schools.