Annual Pastoral Appeal

Update: 2018 Annual Pastoral Appeal (APA)
– Sacred Heart’s Goal:  $293,391
– Pledges: $303,424 from 490 donors
Thank you to all our donors that made this year a success!

Why We Give
All we have and are, we receive from God. We are the brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ, co-heirs to the Kingdom. This is who we are and whose we are. Each year, we receive gifts from God to help support our own parish – as well as diocesan – operations, services, and ministries that in turn meet the physical, educational, and spiritual needs of Sacred Heart parishioners and thousands of people throughout our larger community of faith. We recognize that all we have and are is a gift. And in our sacrificial offering to the Annual Pastoral Appeal (APA), we return to God what was God’s gift to us.

2018 Parish Assessment: $293,391

How Did Sacred Heart Do in 2017?
We did it! Here at Sacred Heart, 465 of the 2,822 registered households contributed to the Annual Pastoral Appeal. At the end of the year, we just reached our APA assessment of $285,726.

How Did the Diocese as a Whole Do in 2017?
The diocese did not achieve the goal in 2017. As a result, the Diocesan ministries and services had to be scaled back. You can learn more by reviewing the 2017 APA Annual Report.

Are You Ready to Give?
There are several ways you can give that may be convenient for you, including APA envelopes, online giving, or through PayPal.

APA Envelopes
All registered parishioners have received materials by USPS, including a donation envelope. In addition, there will be envelopes available at the back of the church. You can make a one-time donation or establish a monthly giving plan. You can donate using checks, cash, credit card, or a deduction from your checking account. Simply fill out the materials and drop it into the offertory basket on “APA Sunday,” May 5th and 6th (or at any Mass in the coming weekends). You can even drop it off at the Parish Office or at the Sacred Heart Gift & Book Store or simply put a stamp on it and mail it directly to the Diocese.

Online Giving
Through the Diocesan APA Online Giving page, you can choose a one-time donation, or set up planned giving through a series of monthly donations. You will be able to pay by credit card or have the donation deducted directly from your checking account.

If you have not previously given through the Diocesan Online Giving program, you’ll need to “Create a New Account” first. Instructions are provided on the site to walk you through each step. Please remember to select “Sacred Heart Parish Tampa,” as there are two other parishes with the same name in Pinellas Park and Dade City. (Please note: The “Quick Give” option cannot be used for APA giving.)

This year, we are also offering an additional ways to make one- time donations. You can use PayPal by using the button above on this same page. There is no need to create an account. Just click and give.

See Your APA Dollars at Work
How does your gift help our Diocese? Check out APA Dollars at Work for details and videos of the good accomplished in the name of Christ.