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About The Appeal

The Bishop’s Appeal: A Tradition of Generosity and Care 

The Bishop’s Appeal of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany was envisioned 62 years ago by the Most Reverend William A. Scully, Bishop of Albany to financially support the growing services and ministries of the Church.

Ever since, thousands of people across the fourteen counties of our diocese have come together each year to generously empower their parish’s contribution to support the work of the Church to help those in need and to keep our Catholic faith alive and flourishing in our homes, schools and communities.

Today while the main mission of the Bishop’s Appeal remains the same, the need is greater than ever, to financially empower the Church to serve all the people of God, regardless of belief.

About The Appeal

A Report on Gifts to the
2016 Bishop’s Appeal

Support Services $2,293,611
Pastoral Services $1,359,054
Education $1,281,127
Catholic Charities $965,607
Religious Personnel Development $816,541
Vocations $646,051
Extra Diocesan Responsibilities to the Greater Church $216,000

Total Gifts to the 2016 Bishop’s Appeal

Being Ambassadors For Christ

Every day throughout our diocese, faith filled individuals go out into their communities in the name of Jesus to love and to serve others in a variety of ways. Some minister to those who are homeless and hungry, to those who are ill or aging. There are teachers who nourish the minds and nurture the faith of our youth in Catholic schools and faith formation programs. There are men and women pursuing vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life in service to the Lord and His people.

Mary’s Haven, A Community Home For The Dying

Catholic Charities of Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties

Sue Silverstein Gilligan “Changing Hearts Forever“

Community service programs Bishop Maginn high school

  • Stephen Yusko - Vocations

Nurturing and Sustaining a Culture of Vocations

May each and every one of us strive to be perfect ambassadors of Christ...

  • Mary Doehla

How One Office Serves

The Archives Office of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany


Being Ambassadors For Christ

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