Our Catholic Appeal (OCA) is an annual opportunity for every member of our faith family to support the life-changing work and ministries of the Diocese of Orlando. Gifts to Our Catholic Appeal fund a variety of ministries that serve our nine counties in ways that no parish could alone. Annual gifts to Our Catholic Appeal provide essential funding to ministries that benefit every Catholic parish, school and family in Central Florida. This funding provides critical support for our seminarians and retired priests, tuition assistance, health and housing care to people in need, faith programs for children, families and adults, assistance for migrant workers and the disabled, and outreach programs such as Catholic Charities of Central Florida.
Thank you to all who have already made a gift to Our Catholic Appeal!
If you have not yet made your gift this year, we ask that you pray and consider making a pledge. Your gift no matter what the size, is your offering to God to evangelize His people and help us to trust in God that we might live. The homeless, the hungry, the forsaken are blessed by our offering to God. Please take an envelope from the Narthex or donate safely online.
Our Catholic Appeal update for September 22, 2021
Total Pledged: $319,849.99
Amount received $276,577.24
Amount STILL PENDING: $ 42,712.75
Total MPB families: 2192
Number of gifts: 411
Percentage of Parish Participation 18.3%
Here is a message from Bishop John Noonan about how Our Catholic Appeal has helped our community during these difficult times.
We encourage you to use our online giving portal which offers parishioners a simple, secure means to make and pay you pledge.
Our Catholic Appeal mobilizes our entire diocesan family to support ministries that benefit far more people than we could ever reach alone. You can visit www.cfocf.org/oca to learn more about the life-changing impact of your gifts.
If you received your 2021 Our Catholic Appeal packet in the mail and made your pledge, thank you. If you haven’t made a pledge, I ask you to take a moment to reflect on God’s generosity and how God touches our heart and soul. By the grace of His acceptance, we receive a pure gift and are changed at that moment. We must proclaim the Good News! May we prayerfully consider a sacrificial gift to proclaim the Good News through the ministries of the Diocese of Orlando. By supporting the ministries of our diocese, every parish, including our own, is better equipped to carry out the work of Christ.
What is Our Catholic Appeal?
Why should I give to Our Catholic Appeal?
How does my parish benefit from Our Catholic Appeal?
How can I get involved with Our Catholic Appeal?
Our Catholic Appeal is an annual opportunity for every member of our faith family to support the life-changing work of the Diocese of Orlando. Gifts to Our Catholic Appeal fund a wide variety of ministries that serve our nine counties in ways that no parish could accomplish alone.
How your gift to Our Catholic Appeal (OCA) helps others?
Your gifts to OCA are the sole source of funding for 27 ministries that benefit every parish, mission, and school in our diocese. In addition, OCA gifts provide critical support for outreach programs such as Catholic Charities of Central Florida, Hope Community Center, and our schools in the Diocese of San Juan de la Maguana in the Dominican Republic, and many more. In many ways, OCA is similar to a parish offertory, which covers routine expenses and allows the parish to carry out the day to day work of the Gospel. In the same way, OCA strengthens our entire local Church by helping to sustain our Diocesan ministries.
Because of your generosity, we are able to:
Support seminarians in their formation.
Provide food, medical care, and housing to those in need.
Organize spiritual enrichment opportunities for both the lay community and our clergy.
Train parish catechists and certify new lay ecclesial ministers.
Evangelize through diocesan-wide media.
Meet with elected officials to discuss issues that affect all people, Catholic and non-Catholic alike.