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

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

Promotion Materials – Active Phase

2023 Main Video

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 2022 – English | Spanish

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

Catholic Ministry Appeal Prayer

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

“Ministries in Action” Bulletin Inserts – Active Phase

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

Coming soon! – 33×84″ Diocesan Rollout Banner – Ordered directly from the Diocesan website

Offertory Envelope & DesignClick 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 – downloadable graphics to use on your website.

Social Media GuideClick here to download the 4-week social media guide with sample graphics, photos and text to download and use or change and customize

Contact Michelle Mesiano at to request materials.

Training Webinar Recordings

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

This ministry is supported through gifts to the Catholic Ministry Appeal.