The following materials have been designed to assist parishes in promoting, educating and spreading the word about the 2023 Catholic Ministry Appeal.

Throughout the year, more resources will be added, updated and shared with parishes.


Planning and Execution

Pastor Letter of Support Sample – English | Spanish – As part of parishes “Best Effort”, this letter will be mailed for each Pastor mid-January.

Parish Best Effort Implementation – Definition of Best Effort and Extraordinary Effort for parish implementation

Timeline – Timeline & Plan of Action for the Catholic Ministry Appeal

Gift Remittance Process – Procedures established to expedite the remittance of gifts and commitments.

Ways to Give – Downloadable handout with breakdown of gifts accepted.

Lay Witness GuideHandout with tips for presenters and detailed answers to questions like: What is a witness presentation?, Why should we include witness presentations in our Catholic Ministry Appeal effort?, Who would make a strong witness? and When should the presentation take place?

Video Recording Tips – Tips and tricks on recording a testimonial video.

Parish Implementation Timeline – Logistics tool for parishes to monitor due dates, tasks and completion dates to stay on task with Best Efforts or Extraordinary Efforts

Parish Planning FAQ – Tool for parishes to assist team members in answering frequently asked questions

Team Responsibility Worksheet – Handout for parishes to delegate parish leadership team members, responsibility, and contact information

Parish Planning Meeting Worksheets

  • Case Summary – Handout for parish leaders to monitor multimedia platforms, submission deadlines, and contact person and information
  • Communications – Handout for parish leaders to monitor multimedia platforms, submission deadlines, and contact person and information
  • Lay Testimonial – Handout for parish leaders to delegate and refer to for Catholic Ministry Appeal Lay Testimonial presentations

Impact Statements for Ministries – to include in letters and communications to parishioners

Weekly Parish Resources (click on a month to expand) – Pulpit, Web Announcements and Social Media Graphics and Content to share during the weekends of:

“Stories from the Vineyard” – Video testimonials from Pastoral Center Ministry Leaders. More will be added as they are available!

  • Marriage and Family Life Assistance Director, Debbie Alexander – View | Download

Promotion Materials – Active Phase

2023 Social Media Teaser VideoClick here to download

Logos for Digital Materials


English-White Letters
Spanish-White Letters


Brochure – Included with Bishop Parkes’ mailing to historical donors in November 2022 and to all other households in January 2023 – English | Spanish

Flickr AlbumClick here to be redirected to the Catholic Ministry Appeal photo album.

33×84″ Diocesan Rollout Banner – Click here to order directly from

Catholic Ministry Appeal Prayer

  • 3 up Prayer Card to download, print and cut in house – English | Spanish

“Ministries in Action” Bulletin Inserts – Go for the Goal!

  • “Something for Everyone” – WBVM Spirit FM 90.5
  • Stewardship Formation

“Ministries in Action” Bulletin Inserts – Active Phase (Click to expand)

  • Kick Off Weekend | First Issue (2022 accomplishments and looking ahead at 2023)
  • “Encountering Christ in each other” – Good Samaritan Project (Ministry to Youth and Young Adults)
  • “Partnering together” – Shelters of Hope (Catholic Charities)
  • “Imparting clarity and confidence” – Ministry to Priests
  • Commitment Weekend | Last Issue (Giving options – online, QR code, and mail)

11×17 Posters

Campus Ministry – English | Spanish

Catholic Charities – English | Spanish

Media-Based Communication Ministry – English | Spanish

Ministry to Catholic Schools & Tuition Assistance Grants – English | Spanish

Ministry to Priests – English | Spanish

Ministry to Youth & Young Adults – English | Spanish

Offertory Envelopes & Design (Click to expand)

Click here to download a print-ready PDF

Give Now Graphics – Graphics to redirect to e-giving page. Click the images below to download.

QR Code – Redirects users directly to

Web Sliders Go for the Goal!

Web Sliders – downloadable graphics to use on your website (Click to expand)

Social Media Guide Go for the Goal!Click here to download the 6-week social media guide with sample graphics, photos and text to download and use or change and customize.

Social Media Guide – Click here to download the 4-week social media guide with sample graphics, photos and text to download and use or change and customize. (Click to expand)

Contact Michelle Mesiano at to request materials.

Training Webinar Recordings

Meeting #2 – 2023 Catholic Ministry Appeal Pastor, Staff & Leadership Training Webinar – January 9, 2023

Meeting #1 – 2023 Catholic Ministry Appeal Preview Meeting – November 16, 2022