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.
Bishop's Ministry Appeal
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.
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.
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Highlights of Diocese assistance During Covid-19
Highlights of Diocese assistance to the parishes and schools during Covid -19
Safe Environment Office
Catholic Schools Office
Deacon Formation Program
School of Ministry
Hispanic Youth & Migrant Ministry
Family and Respect Life
Liturgy & Worship
Plan Your Giving
BUILD MY KINGDOM
As disciples of Jesus, we are called to “build His kingdom on earth.” We do our part by sharing the gifts God has given us. Of all the ways to be generous, giving money can be the most challenging — God understands this!
Remember, God has a plan for you, including your finances. Trust that He will provide for all that you need.
“Whoever sows sparingly will reap sparingly and whoever sows bountifully will reap bountifully. Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” Corinthians 9:6-7
To view a worksheet from the diocese, to plan your giving, please click here.
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?
Yo pido y espero que usted y sus seres queridos estén seguros y bien a medida que avanzamos en estos tiempos difíciles de la pandemia. Aún cuando la incertidumbre del Covid-19 nos ha impactado de varias maneras – familias, trabajos, escuelas y nuestras parroquias – ¡podemos estar seguros de nuestra fe y de las Buenas Nuevas de Jesús!
En agradecimiento y esperanza, nuestra Diócesis continúa sirviendo a nuestras comunidades parroquiales y escolares por toda nuestra región. Desde proporcionando cursos virtuales de formación religiosa, coordinación de misas transmitidas en vivo, donaciones en línea, y ayudar a asegurar Préstamos del Programa de Protección de Cheques de Pago (PPP por sus siglas en inglés), permanecemos comprometidos en brindar servicios especializados y programas para fortalecer los ministerios de toda nuestra Diócesis. Me siento humilde y agradecido por la generosidad y sacrificio de nuestra comunidad de fe, especialmente durante estos tiempos. Nuestra misión de servir y proclamar las Buenas Nuevas de Jesucristo continúa.