The following materials have been designed to assist parishes in promoting, educating and spreading the word about the Catholic Ministry Appeal, which began in 2022.
Throughout the year, more resources will be added, updated and shared with parishes.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!
- In Pew Solicitation Sample
- Prayers of the Faithful
- Ministry in Action Bulletin Inserts
- Social Media Graphics and Copy
- Social Media Options tied to the Gospel
- Pulpit Announcements
- All Parish Summary Report updated October 31, 2022
Fall Participation Focus
In Pew Solicitation Sample – Fall Participation Focus – Click here to download
Buckslip – Fall Roll-out follow up – Downloadable PDF
Prayers of the Faithful – Weekly Copy – starting the weekend of August 27 through the weekend of September 17
Follow Up Bulletin Inserts
- Offices of Worship & Diocesan Liturgical Celebrations, Diaconate Program & Formation, and the Justice, Life & Advocacy Promotion & Formation – PDF English | Spanish
- Walking With Them | Vocations Office –
- God Will Make a Way | SpiritFM 90.5
Social Media Options tied to the Gospel – Starting the weekend of August 27 through the weekend of September 17. Click here to download the copy.
- Graphics for the weekends of:
- August 27-28, 2022
- September 3-4, 2022
- September 10-11, 2022
- September 17-18, 2022
Announcements for any weekend in August-September – 3 announcements to be used as pulpit, website or bulletin copy for any weekend starting in August through September.
- English and Spanish – Copy
Planning and Execution
Commitment Weekend Ask Sample – Downloadable presentation sample about commitment weekend
Lay Witness Guide – Downloadable handout 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 – Downloadable tips and tricks on recording a testimonial video.
Parish Implementation Timeline – Downloadable 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 – Downloadable tool for parishes to assist team members in answering frequently asked questions
Budget by Funding Sources – Downloadable handout of the budget breaking out which offices are funded by which of the 3 sources
Team Responsibility Worksheet – Downloadable handout for parishes to delegate parish leadership team members, responsibility, and contact information
Parish Planning Meeting Worksheets
- Case Summary – Downloadable handout for parish leaders with the history and explanation for transitioning from APA to the Catholic Ministry Appeal
- Communications – Downloadable handout for parish leaders to monitor multimedia platforms, submission deadlines, and contact person and information
- Lay Testimonial – Downloadable handout for parish leaders to delegate and refer to for Catholic Ministry Appeal Lay Testimonial presentations
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 – Downloadable handout with procedures established to expedite the remittance of gifts and commitments.
Frequently Asked Questions – About the new Cathedraticum, Catholic Ministry Appeal and the retirement of APA
Ways to Give – Downloadable handout with breakdown of gifts accepted.
Promotion Materials – Active Phase
- More Than a Name Change…Introducing the Catholic Ministry Appeal – View | Download
- Más que un cambio de nombre…Inicio de la Campaña para los Ministerios Católicos – View | Download
Social Media Teaser
Logos for Digital Materials
Flickr Album – Photos will be uploaded as they are available. Click here to be redirected to the Catholic Ministry Appeal photo album.
Catholic Ministry Appeal Prayer
- PowerPoint – English Prayer UPDATED 12/6/2021
- Full Prayer (one slide) – English PowerPoint | UPDATED 1/26/2022 – Spanish PowerPoint
- Black Text on White Background (slideshow) – English PowerPoint | Spanish PowerPoint
- White Text on Black Background (slideshow) – English PowerPoint | Spanish PowerPoint
- Gold Text on Black Background (slideshow) – English PowerPoint | Spanish PowerPoint
Postcard – Two options to download and customize with your parish information!
- Option 1 – Download
Option 2 – Download
“Ministries in Action” Bulletin Inserts – Active Phase
- Participation focus for Parishes Above/Below Goal – Customizable Flocknote and Word templates with increased participation messaging for parishes above/below their individual parish financial goal.
- Ministry Highlights
- Kick Off Weekend | First Issue (Introduction of the Catholic Ministry Appeal)
- The Center of the Family | Family Life & Multicultural Office –
- Serving our people | Diaconate Office – v1 from Pastor perspective
- Teaching our people | Diaconate Office – v2 from Deacon perspective
- Proclaiming God’s love | Respect Life
- Serving those who serve | Ministry to Priests- v1 –
- Serving those who serve | Ministry to Priests– v2 –
- Protecting our children | Safe Environment
- Commitment Weekend | Last Issue (Giving options – online, QR code and Text to Give)
- Ministry Highlights – Flocknote Template Timeline
- Ministries in Action – Kick off template
- Ministries in Action – Diaconate
- Serving Our People template
- Teaching our People template
- Ministries in Action – Proclaiming God’s love template
- Ministries in Action – Ministry to Priests
- Serving those who serve v1 template
- Serving those who serve v2 template
- Ministries in Action – The Center of the Family template
- Ministries in Action – Protecting our children template
- Ministries in Action – Commitment Weekend template
11×17 Posters & Inserts
- Faith Formation & Evangelization
- Justice, Life & Advocacy Promotion & Formation
- Ministry to Youth & Young Adults
- Ministries of Mercy through Catholic Charities
- Diaconate Program & Formation
33×84″ Diocesan Rollout Banner – Click here to order directly from the Diocesan website
Offertory Envelope & Design – Click here or the images below to download a print ready PDF
Text to Give Graphics – Available as downloadable JPEG images or as a PowerPoint presentation
Give Now Graphics – Graphics to redirect to e-giving page. Click the images below to download.
QR Code – Redirects users directly to givetoministry.dosp.org.
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
- Ready to post social media graphics with quotes from the survey!
Build Your Own!
- Social Media Graphic
- Poster & Insert!
Contact Michelle Mesiano at firstname.lastname@example.org to request materials.
Training Webinar Recordings
Meeting #3: Pastor, Staff and Leadership Training – January 12, 2022
Meeting #2: Pastor, Staff and Leadership Training – September 22, 2021
Meeting #1: Launching the Catholic Ministry Appeal – August 10, 2021