Your generosity toward the Bishop’s Annual Appeal
upholds the mission of the Diocese of St. Cloud by
supporting the following ministries:
Direct Distributions to assist costs of faith formation: Approximately 1/5th of the appeal’s earnings are distributed each year to parishes and Catholic schools in support of youth faith formation.
Catholic Education Ministries: Technical and professional support for Catholic schools; training for catechists; Safe Environment Training; youth retreats.
Office of Marriage & Family: Marriage preparation, Men’s Conference, Women’s Conference, Natural Family Planning, Respect Life, 40 Days for Life.
Tribunal Office: Assistance for divorced Catholics, clarification of their status in the Church including annulments and support for healing.
Multicultural Ministries: Outreach to other cultures, bringing newcomers into full communion of faith.
Office of Worship: Provides TV Mass; assists Bishop in carrying out his function as promoter and guardian of the liturgical life of our diocese.
Vocation Office: Tuition and support for seminarian students, and help for those discerning a religious vocation.
Communications/The Visitor: Timely and transparent information, distribution of The Visitor and sharing the good news of our diocese.
Diaconate Office: Formation and support for deacons and their families as they serve the lord in the diaconate ministry.
Stewardship & Development Office: Resources for parish stewardship committees, assistance for Bishop’s Annual Appeal, and support for TEC and REC programs.