Bishop’s Appeal for Catholic Charities and Church

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Rev. John-Michael Lavelle, D.Min

330-744-8451, ext. 373

Database Coordinator
Jennifer Lucarelli

330-744-8451, ext. 316


The Diocesan Department of Catholic Charities oversees the Annual Bishop’s Appeal for Catholic Charities and Church, a diocesan-wide, parish-based fund raising campaign taking place during the Lenten Season. Through the Bishop’s Appeal, registered Catholics throughout the Diocese of Youngstown are provided with an opportunity to respond to their Gospel call by making a pledge or one-time payment to support the work of Catholic Charities in helping those in need.

The Department of Catholic Charities is responsible for planning the Bishop’s Appeal; coordinating mailings and events; analyzing data; processing pledges,  payments and disbursements; preparing correspondence and reports for donors, parishes, and the community; and engaging in public relations activities to promote the Appeal and the work of Catholic Charities.

66% of the dollars raised in the Annual Bishop’s Appeal fund the work of Catholic Charities and its various locations throughout the Diocese of Youngstown.

View Catholic Charities Annual Statistics by following this link.

2017 Parish Bulletin Announcements

2017 Parish Timeline

Bishop Murry’s Statement on the 2017 Annual Bishop’s Appeal, Diocese of Youngstown,

34% of the funds are designated for Church Ministries, including programs that promote family life, the formation of youth and young adults, the sanctity of human life, and religious education.

Rebates will also be issued to parishes surpassing their designated annual Appeal goals.


imagesCAA6N2RXTo make a gift to the Annual Bishop’s Appeal, click here.



If you have already made a gift/s to the Bishop’s Appeal,
and would like to review and/or print your giving history
for tax purposes, please log-in to our online portal here.



Is your gift eligible for a Corporate Match?

Learn more by visiting our Matching Gifts Page.

Bishop’s Appeal * PO Box 659 * Youngstown, OH 44501

  • Ashtabula
  • Office of Social Services
  • Regional Agency
  • Portage & Stark