Diocese of Saskatoon

Bishop's Annual Appeal

Bishop's Annual Appeal - Let your Light Shine

Your gifts to the BIshop’s Annual Appeal are putting faith into action, supporting ministries and programs that both build up the church and help us to reach out in love.

Together we are walking with the sick, the suffering and the dying through Hospital Chaplaincy  and visiting prisoners as part of Restorative Ministry; we are strengthening families and reaching out to couples through the Office of Marriage and Family Life, and ministries such as RetrouvailleMiscarriage Awareness MinistryTransitions, and From Mourning to Dawn. Thanks to your support of the Bishop's Annual Appeal, the diocesan Office of Justice and Peace continues to work with a range of community partners to advocate for justice and an end to poverty, and to work for the protection of the life and God-given dignity of each and every human person, regardless of age or ability. 

Together we are supporting parishes in forming and nurturing missionary disciples of Jesus Christ, bringing people of all ages to life-long faith through Christian Initiation and Catechetics, forming missionary disciples in deepening faith, understanding and Christian community through Lay Formation, the Justice and Outreach Year (JOY) program , Foundations: Exploring Our Faith Together, and the Education of Laity fund, while Youth Ministry is empowering, training and mentoring young leaders, alongside promotion of Vocations, including the education of priests and future priests.

Your gifts to the Bishop's Annual Appeal also support Ecumenism  and Catholic Family Services as well as other ministries of inclusion and outreach, such as Deaf Ministry .

You can read about several examples of ministries funded under Building up the Church.You can read about several examples of ministries that are Reaching out in Love.

Download this year's Brochure

Read the letter from Bishop Mark Hagemoen about the Appeal. (français) (PDF Engligh) (pdf français)

Your gift supports

Building up the church

  • The Office of Evangelization and Catechesis 
  • Lay Formation and Aboriginal Lay Formation 
  • Foundations: Exploring our Faith Together 
  • Education of Laity 
  • Education of Priests and Future Priests 
  • Justice and Outreach Year (JOY) 
  • Youth and Young Adult Ministry 
  • Vocations 
  • Aboriginal Parish Ministry 
  • Liturgy Commission 
  • Msgr. Michael J. Koch Resource Library 
  • Communications
  • Capital Building Fund – Preparing for New Church Buildings
  • Capital Building Fund – Restoring Existing Church Buildings

Reaching Out in Love

  • Office of Migration 
  • Marriage and Family Life 
  • Office of Justice and Peace 
  • Friendship Inn 
  • Hospital Chaplaincy 
  • Deaf Ministry 
  • Restorative (Prison) Ministry 
  • CFS (Catholic Family Services) 
  • Prairie Centre for Ecumenism 
  • Diocesan Ecumenical Commission 

New Initiatives

  • Capital Development
    a)    New sites and churches fund
    b)    Church restoration fund
  • Support for the Archdiocese of Keewatin-Le Pas
  • Expanded Parish Rebate Program

You may make your gift in full or in part when you make a pledge. Pledge forms can be obtained from one of your parish BAA volunteers, your parish office or online. Please return your pledge to your parish.

Online by Credit Card: go to https://dscf.ca/online-giving

Direct Debit: With a pre-authorized payment plan, you can arrange for monthly contributions to the BAA to be automatically withdrawn from your bank account. Simply complete the pledge form and return it along with a void cheque. If you are already using this plan, please renew your commitment annually.

Credit Card: You may make a single gift or arrange for monthly contributions to be billed to your credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.

Cheque: Please make cheques payable to: “Bishops Annual Appeal – Name of Your Parish”. Post-dated cheques are welcome.

Gifts of Publicly Traded Stocks: Please contact the Bishop`s Appeal Office at 306-659-5851 for further information.

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