Bishop’s Appeal for Catholic Charities and Church

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Diocesan Director of Catholic Charities
Rachel A. Hrbolich
330-744-8451, ext. 328

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.

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 be issued to qualifying parishes who surpass their designated annual Appeal goals.


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.



Catholic Charities, Diocese of Youngstown Annual Statistics Flyer


Agency Statistics by County:  AshtabulaColumbianaMahoningPortageStarkTrumbull


2018 Parish Bulletin Announcements by Agency:

Catholic Charities of Ashtabula County
Catholic Charities Regional Agency (Columbiana, Mahoning, Trumbull)
Catholic Charities Serving Portage and Stark Counties


2018 Pastor/Parish Timeline


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

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