Our 2022 Catholic Ministry Appeal


Week 4 Update:

Last weekend, staff and lay ministers appealed to you on behalf of our parish’s connections and devotions to the ministries surrounding education, specifically Faith Formation, Catholic Schools, and Seminarian Education. If you missed Mass with us last weekend, you can view the appeal above.

You voted, and we hope you join us in giving to our special second collection this weekend for Faith Formation initiatives across our diocese. Through our participation in the Catholic Ministry Appeal, the funds we collect from each and every one of you go straight to our ministry of choice – and we could not be more excited to support the teaching of the Good News through Faith Formation.

If you’re looking for ways to give in support of the Catholic Ministry Appeal, we have many options to choose from, including:

Our final appeals will be heard at all Masses on the weekend of October 1 and 2, with ministry leaders discussing priestly retirement, clergy care, and liturgical celebrations, as we decide again as a parish community where to direct our donations.

To plan your gift to the 2022 Catholic Ministry Appeal, click here.

We, and the Diocese of St. Petersburg, thank you in advance for your generosity as we work toward our parish goal.


Week 3 Update:

Gifts to the Catholic Ministry Appeal support the mission of Jesus Christ, allowing us to bring God’s love and mercy past our parish boundaries through ministries, programs and services provided by our local Church.

At all Masses this weekend, staff and lay ministers will return to the pulpit to appeal on behalf of our parish’s connections and devotions to the ministries surrounding education, specifically Faith Formation, Catholic Schools, and Seminarian Education.

Following their appeals, our friars will invite you to vote via this link on which ministry Sacred Heart will support through a second collection on the weekend of September 24-25. To vote, click here.

Week 2 Update

You voted. And we listened! This weekend, we hope you join us in giving to our special second collection for Catholic Charities. Through our participation in the Catholic Ministry Appeal, the funds we collect from each and every one of you go straight to our ministry of choice – and we could not be more proud to support the great works and efforts of Catholic Charities.

If you’re looking for ways to give in support of the Catholic Ministry Appeal, we have many options to choose from, including:

And next week, we look forward to hearing more from our ministry leaders on Faith Formation, Seminarian Education, and Catholic Schools as we decide again as a parish community where to direct our donations. We, and the Diocese of St. Petersburg, thank you in advance for your generosity as we work toward our parish goal.

Week 1 Update


As we continue our Catholic Ministry Appeal this week, the emphasis switches from hearing from our lay ministers, staff and clergy from the pulpit, to acting on their appeals, and contributing to our parish goal through a special second collection.

At each Mass last weekend (September 3-4), you heard from a pair of lay ministers explaining our parish’s connections and devotions to the ministries surrounding Marriage & Family Life, and the services of Catholic Charities, as seen in the video above. Following their appeals, the celebrant invited parishioners to vote on which of these ministry groups our parish will support through this weekend’s special collection.

Through your participation and votes, Sacred Heart will support Catholic Charities with this weekend’s (September 10-11) special collection.

If the ministry you selected wasn’t chosen, don’t worry! You can support your choice and send a gift to the Catholic Ministry Appeal directly by clicking here, or by submitting via the envelopes in the pews.

Our next pulpit appeals will be heard at all Masses the weekend of September 17-18, as lay ministers, staff and clergy inform you on the ministries of Faith Formation, Seminarian Education, and Catholic Schools.

As always, we thank you for your consideration and generosity as we work toward our parish goal.

Read the full letter from Fr. Mike to parishioners, as distributed by the Diocese

Learn how we are discussing the 2022 Catholic Ministry Appeal at Mass

Over the next few weekends at all Masses, you will hear from lay leaders, staff, and clergy regarding the many ministries here at Sacred Heart that are directly supported by your gifts to the Diocese of St. Petersburg’s Catholic Ministry Appeal.

The new Catholic Ministry Appeal is simpler and more transparent, with every dollar donated toward our parish goal directly funding both Sacred Heart and the diocese’s ministries, outreach, and programs. All of the ministries included in this appeal have a direct tie to our call to be missionary disciples, bringing others into a relationship with Jesus Christ.

On alternating weekends you will hear from lay leaders emphasizing two categories of ministries supported by the Catholic Ministry Appeal from the pulpit at Mass. Following their appeals, the presider will prompt parishioners to vote via a QR code/link on which ministry Sacred Heart will support through a second collection the following weekend.

We’ll let parishioners know which ministry was selected to be supported via email each week. If the ministry you selected isn’t chosen, don’t worry! You can support your choice and send a gift to the Catholic Ministry Appeal directly by clicking here, or by picking up an envelope in the church.

As always, we thank you for your consideration and generosity as we work toward our parish goal.