Our Catholic Appeal is an annual appeal to each parish in the Diocese of Orlando. The appeal helps the Diocese finance its many ministries for the upcoming year, and work to Grow, Share, and Lead the Church in Central Florida. Each February, the Diocese celebrates “Our Catholic Appeal Sunday” when each parish asks its members on behalf of the Bishop to give generously based on love.
Based on each Parish’s annual collection and other income, a fundraising goal is established by the Diocese. If a parish reaches it’s goal in pledges and goes beyond it, the additional pledges received will be returned to the parish. At the Basilica of Saint Paul, a portion of any overage goes to support our Basilica School Scholarship Fund, liability insurance, as well as other parish financial needs.