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BSA appeal funds ministries

CHARLESTON – After a May 3-4 special appeal for the Bishop’s Stewardship Appeal, some individuals who had already given might wonder why they received another request in the mail.

“We decided that it would be more cost-effective to mail to our constituency again this year to provide the opportunity for those who have yet to give a chance to support the appeal,” said Michael Gocsik, secretary of Stewardship and Mission Advancement. “We also want to provide an opportunity for those who have already given but would like to do more.”

The special weekend promotion was held because funding levels of the appeal are down. The BSA supports many ministries and organizations throughout the Diocese of Charleston including Catholic Charities, Catholic education and right-to-life organizations. The appeal begins each year in February and concludes Dec. 31.

“Traditionally, we mail to parishioners three times a year,” Gocsik said. “This year we will only be mailing twice (outside of gift acknowledgements and tax statements).”

“I would like to express the heartfelt gratitude on behalf of Bishop Baker and my office to the pastors and parishioners of the diocese who participated in the special BSA weekend,” Gocsik said. “Your continued support is greatly appreciated.”

In 2002, $1,760,144 was granted to the following ministries and organizations.

Campus Ministry, $65,000

Youth Ministry, $45,000

Family Life Office, $3,000

Priest Continuing Education, $26,000

Permanent Diaconate, $35,000

Priest Assistance, $60,000

Christian Formation, $50,000

Tribunal, $50,000

Ethnic Ministries, $60,000

Stewardship Office, $30,000

Priests Personnel, $15,720

Vocations, $90,000

Priest Post Graduate Studies, $50,000

Seminarians, $161,000

Catholic Charities, $312,000

Parish Life Facilitators/General Assistance, $200,000

St. James and St. Anthony, Walterboro, $10,000

S.C. Citizens for Life, $10,000

Charleston Catholic School, $20,000

Birthright of Charleston, $8,000

St. John Catholic School, $30,000

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, $69,999

St. William, Ward, $5,000

Home Works, $10,000

St. Francis Xavier High School, $3,000

Family Honor, $15,000

Healthy Learners, $15,000

St. Martin de Porres School, $20,000

Cardinal Newman School, $4,000

St. Ann Outreach, Kingstree, $30,000

Church of St. James, Conway, $7,000

Franciscan Center, St. Helena Island, $34,999

Howard Adult Literacy Center, $4,000

St. Cyprian Outreach, $19,999

Birthright of Greenville/Clemson, $11,280

St. Joseph’s High School, Greenville, $7,500

St. Anthony of Padua School, Greenville, $30,000

St. Mary of the Angels, Anderson, $15,000

St. Jude Enrichment Center, $19,999

Dominican Sisters, Ridgeville, $19,999

Our Lady of Peace, North Augusta, $17,500

BSA Parish Goal Sharing Endowments, $68,990

Contingency Fund, $1,159

If you would like to do more for the BSA, please send checks payable to the Diocese of Charleston, P.O. Box 300, Charleston, SC 29402.






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