2017 Pastoral Services Appeal


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Proud to be Catholic ~ Know · Love · Serve

The Pastoral Services Appeal (PSA) is an annual fundraising appeal of the Orange Catholic Foundation that raises funds on behalf of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Orange that are granted to the Diocese of Orange for financial support of selected diocesan pastoral ministries and services which serve thousands of people throughout Orange County. For 2017, the Pastoral Services Appeal (PSA) will kick off in parishes starting January 2017. Each year, the Orange Catholic Foundation (OCF) conducts the annual PSA in collaboration with the Pastors and Administrators from all 62 parishes and centers of the Diocese of Orange.

Ministries Supported

Catholic Education

Scholarships for Lay Ministry Formation, Scholarships for Catholic Schools Tuition Assistance, and Parish Stewardship Education.

Outreach Ministries

Catholic Charities of Orange County, Catholic Deaf Community, and Catholic Restorative Justice and Detention Ministry.

Clergy Formation & Support

Deacon Formation and Support, Priest Continuing Education, Seminarian Education, and Vocations.

Orange Catholic Foundation

Diocesan Mission and Parish Philanthropic Development, and Pastoral Services Appeal Administration.



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This year our call to action for the Proud to be Catholic Pastoral Services Appeal (PSA) is Know, Love and Serve. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that God made us to know, love and serve Him in this world and to be happy with Him in the next.

Please see the Ministries Supported section above for an explanation of ministries and services funded through the PSA.

(The approved allocations for 2017-2018 will be posted soon.) Approved allocations for 2016-2017 of $6,336,440 to support eleven important ministries & services, as described under Ministries Supported, will be funded by the efforts of all 62 parishes and centers throughout the Diocese of Orange.

Each parish has an assigned PSA goal and 100% of all funds raised over that goal in payments are returned on a monthly basis to the parish for its own important projects.

Through programs and services, provide support, training, formation, education and outreach that REINFORCES the mission of each individual parish and reaches out to those in the wider community.

The Purpose of the Pastoral Services Appeal:

  1. To educate Catholics about the Diocese of Orange and give them an opportunity to participate directly in the mission of the local Church.
  2. Through the OCF, to raise gifts of $6,336,440 to be granted for ministries and services funded by the PSA.
  3. To utilize the PSA rebate plan to fund parish ministries, charities and building projects.
Lord God,
You have called us to be faithful and wise stewards
whom You have set to watch over Your household.
Increase our gratitude for Your many gifts to us.
And from Your blessings, may we joyfully share Your Gospel
so that others will know the outpouring of Your Love.
May we each be blessed for doing our share of Your work while
awaiting that great day of the Lord, Your Son, until He comes again.
Amen.

Stay tuned for upcoming events.

Funding for Diocesan Pastoral Ministries and Services
Money donated to the Pastoral Services Appeal is used to carry out the mission of the Church by supporting the following pastoral ministries and services. Donations are restricted for only those categories listed and may not be used for any other purpose. Diocesan ministries not listed here are funded through an alternate funding source. Funds are raised during the annual PSA campaign conducted in all Parishes and centers from January to December of each year. The funds are granted to Diocesan Ministries for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1 through June 30.

Fiscal Year 2016 Grants

FAITH FORMATION
Catholic Schools Tuition Assistance
Grants for Lay Ministry Formation and LMU
Parish Stewardship Education (OCF)
$1,045,500
$163,000
$146,150
Catholic Schools Tuition Assistance
$1,045,500
Grants for Lay Ministry Formation and LMU
$163,000
Parish Stewardship Education (OCF)
$146,150


OUTREACH MINISTRIES
Catholic Charities (10% of total allocations)
Catholic Deaf Community
Catholic Detention Ministry
$634,440
$176,868
$457,776
Catholic Charities (10% of total allocations)
$634,440
Catholic Deaf Community
$176,868
Catholic Detention Ministry
$457,776


CLERGY FORMATION & SUPPORT
Diaconate Formation/Support
Clergy Continuing Education
Seminarian Education
Vocations
$222,360
$423,300
$1,152,870
$223,380
Diaconate Formation/Support
$222,360
Clergy Continuing Education
$423,300
Seminarian Education
$1,152,870
Vocations
$223,380


ORANGE CATHOLIC FOUNDATION
Parish and Diocesan Development
$804,230
Parish and Diocesan Development
$804,230


CAMPAIGN ADMINISTRATION
Parish Contingency Fund
PSA Parish Incentives
PSA Administrative Costs (7.5% of total PSA Campaign including parish rebates)
$30,000
$50,000
$816,566
Parish Contingency Fund
$30,000
PSA Parish Incentives
$50,000
PSA Administrative Costs (7.5% of total PSA Campaign including parish rebates)
$816,566


TOTAL 2016 MINISTRIES AND SERVICES FUNDED
PROJECTED PARISH REBATES
TOTAL PROJECTED 2016 PSA CAMPAIGN
$6,346,440
$4,500,00
$10,846,440
TOTAL 2016 MINISTRIES AND SERVICES FUNDED
$6,346,440
PROJECTED PARISH REBATES
$4,500,00
TOTAL PROJECTED 2016 PSA CAMPAIGN
$10,846,440



Allocations approved and raised in one calendar year fund program budgets for fiscal year beginning with the upcoming year (7/1/16-6/30/17)