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. These funds 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 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 of $6,569,000 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 $6,569,000 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.

Loving God,
We thank you for calling us together.
In you we are one.
Help us to remember that united,
we are called to love and serve one another
through the generous sharing of our
time, talent, and treasure.
Please bless our efforts and help us to grow
as a unified and vibrant community of faith.
Give us the grace to generously support the
PSA so that we may faithfully do the
work of Your Church.
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 2017 Grants

FAITH FORMATION
Catholic Schools Tuition Assistance
Grants for Lay Ministry Formation and LMU
Parish Stewardship Education (OCF)
$1,093,598
$160,000
$151,265
Catholic Schools Tuition Assistance
$1,093,598
Grants for Lay Ministry Formation and LMU
$160,000
Parish Stewardship Education (OCF)
$151,265


OUTREACH MINISTRIES
Catholic Charities (10% of total allocations)
Catholic Deaf Community
Catholic Detention Ministry
$656,900
$183,058
$473,798
Catholic Charities (10% of total allocations)
$656,900
Catholic Deaf Community
$183,058
Catholic Detention Ministry
$473,798


CLERGY FORMATION & SUPPORT
Diaconate Formation/Support
Clergy Continuing Education
Seminarian Education
Vocations
$230,143
$438,116
$1,193,655
$231,198
Diaconate Formation/Support
$230,143
Clergy Continuing Education
$438,116
Seminarian Education
$1,193,655
Vocations
$231,198


ORANGE CATHOLIC FOUNDATION
Parish and Diocesan Development
$832,123
Parish and Diocesan Development
$832,123


CAMPAIGN ADMINISTRATION
Parish Contingency Fund
PSA Parish Incentives
PSA Administrative Costs (8.9% of total PSA Campaign including parish rebates)
$30,000
$50,000
$845,146
Parish Contingency Fund
$30,000
PSA Parish Incentives
$50,000
PSA Administrative Costs (8.9% of total PSA Campaign including parish rebates)
$845,146


TOTAL 2017 MINISTRIES AND SERVICES FUNDED
PROJECTED PARISH REBATES
TOTAL PROJECTED 2017 PSA CAMPAIGN
$6,569,000
$3,000,000
$9,569,000
TOTAL 2017 MINISTRIES AND SERVICES FUNDED
$6,569,000
PROJECTED PARISH REBATES
$3,000,000
TOTAL PROJECTED 2016 PSA CAMPAIGN
$9,569,000



Allocations approved and raised in one calendar year fund program budgets for fiscal year beginning with the upcoming year (7/1/17-6/30/18)

2017 Pastoral Services Appeal (PSA)
Questions and Answers

1. Why is it important that Bishop Vann asks us to contribute to the PSA annually?
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 a yearly 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”).

2. What benefit does my parish receive from the ministries supported through the PSA?
Parishes could not provide the same level of service without the essential ministries supported through the PSA. Catechists, DRE’s, liturgical ministers and lay leaders who serve our local parishes are formed and certified; our clergy and seminarians receive continuing education; deacons are formed and nurtured; vocations to the priesthood are nurtured; we reach out to the community through support of Catholic Charities, Restorative Justice and Detention Ministry, and the Catholic Deaf Community. Our Catholic Schools are supported through tuition assistance that keeps our schools viable. All of these services are indispensable and critical to the mission of your local parish and our Church of Orange.

3. At what point does my parish earn a rebate through the PSA for its own projects?
Each year, every parish is assigned a parish goal which reflects its fair share of the total pastoral ministries for the
current year, based on parish income. Once pledges are received over the parish goal and payments are received
to satisfy that goal, the parish receives a monthly check for all payments over their parish goal. Through the PSA, many parishes earn as much if not more than their initial goal for their own important projects.

4. How many months do I have to complete my PSA pledge?
The PSA is set up to run from January through December each year. If your pledge is made at the beginning of the campaign, it usually allows ten months for redemption of the pledge. Pledge payments are received through December 31 of the current campaign year.

5. How do I determine what is a sufficient pledge?
If this is your first pledge, consider using 0.5% of your annual income, which is about one hour’s pay per month, as a guide for how much to pledge. The same amount is also a guideline for your weekly gift to your parish. If you are already a regular PSA donor, consider moving up to 0.75% or 1%, the suggested donation for those committed to tithing. We suggest that you reflect, pray and decide what the appropriate amount is for you to pledge.

6. When will I receive a tax acknowledgement for my gift to the PSA?
You will receive a combined tax acknowledgement letter from the Orange Catholic Foundation (OCF) in January following the campaign year for all of your charitable giving through the OCF (PSA, FCF, or other). If you do not receive a letter, you may contact the Orange Catholic Foundation at the contact information provided below.

7. Who do I call if I have questions regarding my PSA pledge?
Call the Orange Catholic Foundation at (714) 282-3048 or aorozco@orangecatholicfoundation.org