The Bishop’s Appeal 2018-05-13T16:33:15+00:00

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 63 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
2017 Bishop’s Appeal

Support Services $2,227,672
Pastoral Services $1,441,846
Education $1,291,278
Catholic Charities $902,206
Religious Personnel Development $793,795
Vocations $717,025
Extra Diocesan Responsibilities to the Greater Church $225,000

Total Gifts to the 2017 Bishop’s Appeal


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.

We Are All Saints In The Making

Your gifts to the Bishop‘s Appeal help strengthen our parish Faith Formation Programs.

A Wise Investment, A World Of Potential

The Diocese of Albany Catholic Schools.

Your Gifts Help to Nurture Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life

Nurturing an Ongoing Culture of Vocations.

Recognizing Human Need At All Stages Of Life

Your gifts to the Bishop’s Appeal help to support the agencies and programs of Catholic Charities like Sunnyside Child Development Center.

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