2016 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 2016, the Pastoral Services Appeal (PSA) will kick off in parishes starting January 2016. 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.

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.

PSA Kickoff

BEGINS IN PARISHES ON VARIOUS DATES STARTING JANUARY


2015 PSA Incentive Awards!

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Congratulations to Corpus Christi and Santa Clara de Asis for being our Top Two Parishes by receiving 250% over parish goal in pledges by 2/28/15
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Past PSA Videos
View 2015 PSA Video



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
PSA Parish Incentives
PSA Administrative Costs
$80,000
$816,566
PSA Parish Incentives
$80,000
PSA Administrative Costs
$816,566


TOTAL 2016 MINISTRIES AND SERVICES FUNDED
$6,346,440
TOTAL 2016 MINISTRIES AND SERVICES FUNDED
$6,346,440


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)

Q. I thought my gift to the For Christ Forever diocesan capital campaign included our PSA gift to cover future years during the capital campaign gift redemption.
A. The capital campaign included the 2013 PSA only. The campaign materials communicated that “In 2013, our capital campaign will include our annual appeal to support Diocesan pastoral ministries and services. The PSA will return in 2014.”

Q. Why is it important that Bishop Vann asks us to contribute to the PSA annually?
A. The PSA provides funding for the annual budgets of vital ministries and services that serve all 62 parishes and centers as well as thousands in the local community. These funds are used on an annual basis to cover annual operating and program expenses of our ministries (see the PSA brochure for a description of all ministries funded through the PSA or click on the link above “Ministries Supported”).

Q. Why were there two campaigns going on at the same time?
A. The capital campaign is an extraordinary campaign for extraordinary needs, the first ever in the history of our diocese to provide capital funds that are paid over time for more permanent projects such as growth of endowments, and renovation of the Cathedral campus. The PSA is an annual campaign to fund the annual budgets of our diocesan ministries. The PSA funds are fully utilized on an annual basis and require replenishing to keep these vital ministries operating. Currently in its 37th year, the PSA was initiated by Bishop Johnson for the people of our growing diocese to join together to build up the Church in Orange County. Our subsequent Bishops McFarland, Brown and now Bishop Vann believe that the PSA is necessary to continue to fund the important ministries and services that serve all Catholics in our Diocese as well as thousands of those in the community.

Q. I thought Catholic education was included in the For Christ Forever campaign goals; why does PSA also support Catholic education?
A. The PSA supports annual tuition assistance grants to Catholic elementary schools in our diocese. For example, the funds raised for the 2014 PSA were granted to schools for the 2014-2015 school year. The funds raised through the capital campaign are invested in an endowment which is a permanent fund that will provide annual income to the schools to supplement the PSA funding and other resources.

Q. Will I receive separate reminders for the capital campaign and the PSA?
A. Yes, the capital campaign reminders will be sent in an envelope with the For Christ Forever capital campaign logo on the communication at the beginning of every month for the requested payment schedule through 2017 or until the gift is fully paid. The PSA reminders will be sent in an envelope with the Proud to be Catholic-Living Our Faith PSA logo on the communication in the middle of every month for the payment schedule you request.

Q. When will I receive a tax acknowledgement for my gift to the capital campaign and the PSA?
A. You will receive a combined tax acknowledgement letter for the capital campaign and the PSA in January following that campaign year. If you have only a capital campaign pledge or a PSA pledge, then you will receive an acknowledgement for that campaign in January of the following year. If you do not receive a letter, you may contact the Orange Catholic Foundation at the contact information provided below.

Q. How much should I give to the PSA?
A. You are asked to prayerfully discern the amount of your PSA gift. Your sacrificial gift in any amount will be acknowledged as your commitment to our faith and your response to God’s many blessings.

Q. Who do I call if I have questions regarding my capital campaign or PSA pledge?
A. Call the Orange Catholic Foundation at (714) 282-3048 or aorozco@oc-foundation.org