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.


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 FaithfulWeekly 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 Graphics and Copy – New social media graphics and post copy highlighting new ministry impact information! Click here to download the post copy.

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.

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 GuideDownloadable 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 TipsDownloadable tips and tricks on recording a testimonial video.

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

Parish Planning FAQDownloadable tool for parishes to assist team members in answering frequently asked questions

Budget by Funding SourcesDownloadable 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 SummaryDownloadable handout for parish leaders with the history and explanation for transitioning from APA to the Catholic Ministry Appeal
  • CommunicationsDownloadable handout for parish leaders to monitor multimedia platforms, submission deadlines, and contact person and information
  • Lay TestimonialDownloadable 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 ProcessDownloadable 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 GiveDownloadable handout with breakdown of gifts accepted.

Promotion Materials – Active Phase


  • More Than a Name Change…Introducing the Catholic Ministry AppealView | Download
  • Más que un cambio de nombre…Inicio de la Campaña para los Ministerios CatólicosView | Download

Social Media Teaser

  • “We Are Starting Over…” – Download
  • “Estamos comenzando de nuevo…” – Download

Logos for Digital Materials


English-White Letters
Spanish-White Letters


Brochure – Included with Bishop Parkes’ mailing to historical donors in November 2021 and to all other households in January 2022 – English | Spanish

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

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

Postcard – Two options to download and customize with your parish information!

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

Click here to download a PDF of the recommended posting timeline.

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 BannerClick here to order directly from the Diocesan website

Offertory Envelope & DesignClick here or the images below to download a print ready PDF

Front Sample
Back Sample

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

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

  • Ready to post social media graphics with quotes from the survey!
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Build Your Own!

  • Social Media Graphic
    • 1920 x 1080 Gradient Background – JPEG
    • 1920 x 1920 Gradient Background – JPEG
  • Poster & Insert!
    • Encountering God and Nurturing our Spiritual Life Gradient Background – JPEG
    • Embracing God’s Call to Serve Gradient Background – JPEG
    • Accompanying our Missionary Disciples Gradient Background – JPEG

Contact Michelle Mesiano at 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