What is the Annual Pastoral Appeal?
All of the parishes and missions in the Diocese of St. Petersburg contribute roughly 13% of their combined parish revenues to fund the operating budget of our diocesan level ministries and services which serve our five counties.The Annual Pastoral Appeal (APA) is an annual fundraiser, or appeal, to the parishioners of the diocese asking them to contribute directly to diocesan ministries and services. The ultimate goal for each parish and mission is to reach or exceed the assessment amount through APA. If the assessment is paid through direct donations from parishioners, more offertory money will remain at the parish to fund parish level ministry. In addition, parishes receive all funds raised OVER their goal. However, if the goal is not met, the balance due is billed to the parish.
What does the Annual Appeal support?
Through the Annual Pastoral Appeal hundreds of thousands of our sisters and brothers are able to see the love of God and the care of others in their lives at a time of critical need.
How does the Annual Appeal Assist my Parish?
Every parish benefits from the Annual Pastoral Appeal.
APA provides resources to:
Gifts to the Annual Pastoral Appeal reduce the parish’s financial commitment to the Diocese, which maintains funds for ministry on the parish level.
If you have more questions about the Annual Pastoral Appeal, please click here to be directed to the Diocese of St. Petersburg website.