Formally House of Charity - Annual Bishops Appeal
2023 APPEAL: “For the Life of the World”
St. Mary In Pew appeal - February 18th-19th
By supporting the Catholic Ministries Appeal, you are supporting those who comprise the programs and
ministries of the Diocese of Camden. These ministries serve the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the hungry and challenged. When we support the Catholic Ministries Appeal, we can bring the light of hope to those in the Catholic community of South Jersey.
In every way, the work of our ministries emanates from the Eucharist. As Saint John Paul II said, “The Eucharist is the heart of the Church. Where Eucharistic life flourishes, there the life of the church will blossom.” The Eucharist is the true presence of Jesus Christ, it is the spiritual food that gives us strength to carry out His work each day and everything we do as Catholics emanates from that.
The theme of this year’s campaign, “For the Life of the World,” reminds us that our spiritual sustenance and community are rooted in the Eucharist, in Christ. Your individual gift to this Appeal will become one of many that unites and builds up the one Body of Christ. Through our various ministries across the diocese your gift is shared and brings comfort, relief, encouragement and support to many. (From Diocese of Camden's website)
Your gift to the Catholic Ministries Appeal Provides:
Social, Community and Health Care Services
Your generosity provides services through Catholic Charities offices in each county of South Jersey. VITALity’s Hospital Chaplaincy is able to provide spiritual and emotional support to patients, their families and staff through your donations. Together, we offer support to the weak, vulnerable, and disenfranchised.
Evangelization and Faith Formation
Lay leadership training, intercultural ministries, ministry with the deaf and persons with disabilities, marriage enrichment, adult faith formation, liturgical catechesis and other evangelization efforts, along with your gifts, kindle the fire of faith into a bright beacon for all to see.
Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministries
Your donation enables programs like Summer in the City, Catholic Scouting, Theology on Tap, college campus ministries and Newman Centers, and support for a growing number of parish-based Youth Ministry programs and many more activities to build community and prepare our youth and young adults for the mission that God has chosen for them.
Vocations, Seminarian & Permanent Diaconate Formation, Care of Priests
Your support ensures that pastors and clergy continue to bring the light of Jesus into the world. Through prayers and support, we currently have seminarians studying for the priesthood in the Diocese of Camden.
Catholic Education – “Forming minds and hearts in grace”
Catholic schools are an integral part of the teaching mission of the Church.
Catholic schools build faith, develop leadership ability and provide academic excellence in a safe environment.
Your gift will help keep tuition affordable for families to send children to schools that will support Catholic values, develop character and provide academic excellence.
Incentives for Parish Initiatives
When our parish collects its goal amount, up to 10% is returned to our parish for our local charitable needs. Additionally, 75% of all funds received above our parish goal will also be returned to our parish to foster our charitable and ministerial work.
Donate now: Click here! (Don't forget to designate your gift to St. Mary Church, Cherry Hill, NJ)
Matching Gifts: Would you like to double your gift to the Catholic Ministries Appeal? Many employers match Catholic Ministries Appeal gifts. If your company offers a matching gift, follow the instructions to fill out the company form (online or paper) and send it to us at:
Diocese of Camden – SJCMA
631 Market Street
Camden, NJ, 08102