In gratitude and hope, our Diocese continues to serve our parish and school communities throughout our region. From providing virtual religious formation courses, coordinating live-streamed Masses and online giving, and assisting to secure Paycheck Protection Program loans (PPP), we remain committed in providing specialized services and programs to strengthen the ministries of our entire Diocese. I am humbled and thankful for the generosity and sacrifice of our faithful community especially during these times. Our mission to serve and to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ continues.
I am very grateful for your gift to the Bishop’s Ministry Appeal (BMA) 2020 – thank you! We need your kind support in 2021.
The collective participation of all our parishioners is vital to the success of the Bishop’s Ministry Appeal. The support of God’s people is needed to ensure that these critical ministries continue to serve our parish communities throughout our great Diocese of Stockton.
I invite you to renew your support for the 2021 Bishop’s Ministry Appeal with a gift today!
As we pray for a grace-filled future, let us move forward As One in faith and hope. I wish you and your family a Blessed New Year!
In the Peace of Christ,
Most Reverend Myron J. Cotta
Roman Catholic Bishop of Stockton
P.S. Give online at stocktondiocese.org/BMA. It is safe, secure and convenient.
The Bishop’s Ministry Appeal Trust has been created for the sole benefit of the ministries and for the receipt and administration of these funds.
Every dollar contributed to the Bishop’s Ministry Appeal Trust is used to support the programs of each ministry.
Bishop's Ministry Appeal
This year, our parish goal is to have at least 600 of our parish families pledge and donate to the annual Bishop's Ministry Appeal.
To pledge towards this year's goal, please click the 'Bishop's Ministry Appeal' image or download the 'Donation Mail In Form'.
Be sure to designate 2021-Church of the Presentation-Stockton as the parish you are pledging for.
Print and mail in the bma form:
Posters in English
To view the posters from the diocese, please click any of the underlined links below.
Bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to Others:
Including- Catholic Schools, Ministry and Services to Priests, Deacon Formation, Evangelization & Faith Formation, Hispanic Apostolate, Marriage Tribunal, Migrant Ministries, and Youth & Young Adult Services
Your Gift Supports Youth & Young Adult Ministries:
The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries supports leadership development and provides spiritual growth opportunities through retreats, missions and other events.
Your Gift Supports Evangelization & Faith Formation Ministries:
The Office of Evangelization and Faith Formation will accompany our parish communities in the effort to better evangelize, form and educate our people in the teaching of the Catholic Faith.
Your Gift Supports the Ministries of the Diocese of Stockton & Your Parish:
A letter from Bishop Cotta.
Posters in Spanish
Para ver los carteles de la diócesis, haga clic en cualquiera de los enlaces subrayados a continuación.
Llevando las Buenas Nuevas de Jesucristo a Otros a través de nuestros ministerios:
INCLUYENDO: Escuelas Católicas, Ministerios y Servicios al Clero, Formación de Diáconos,
Evangelización y Formación de Fe, Apostolado Hispano, Tribunal del Matrimonio, Ministerios Migrantes
y Services de Jóvenes y Adultos Jóvenes
Su Regalo Apoya Ministerios de Jóvenes y Adultos Jóvenes:
La Oficina de Ministerios de Jóvenes y Adultos Jóvenes apoya el desarrollo de líderes en ambas comunidades de
habla hispana e inglesa y proporciona oportunidades de desarrollo espiritual por medio de retiros,
misiones y otros eventos.
Su Regalo Apoya los Ministerios de Evangelización y Formación de Fe:
La Oficina de Evangelización y Formación de Fe acompañará a las comunidades de nuestras parroquias en un
esfuerzo para evangelizar, formar y educar mejor a nuestra gente en la enseñanza de la Fe Católica.
Su Regalo Apoya los Ministerios de la Diócesis de Stockton y su Parroquia:
Una carta del Obispo Cotta.
BMA Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Bishop’s Ministry Appeal?
The BMA is an annual campaign to raise funds that support the programs and ministries serving the educational, physical and spiritual needs of the people of the Diocese of Stockton.
Is it important to give to the BMA even though I already give to my parish?
The Diocese takes responsibility for certain specialized ministries and services that no one single parish can provide.
How do I make my pledge?
Pledge forms are available Online at stocktondiocese.org/BMA (hyperlink to the donation form) By Mail Or at Mass Please make checks payable to BISHOPS MINISTRY APPEAL TRUST
Why are pledges encouraged instead of one-time donations?
Pledges give you the opportunity to consider larger sacrificial commitments by spreading your donations over an 8-month period.
How much should I pledge?
Your gift should have some sacrificial relationship to your standard of living and God’s generosity and blessings to you and your family. No pledge is too small or large.
What payment methods can I use to make my pledge?