Annual Diocesan Appeal


The Annual Diocesan Appeal continues to provide resources for Catholic Charities outreach within the diocese and to support the faith of all parishioners through our many diocesan ministries.
Catholic Charities
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60% Catholic Charities efforts in ministering to 35,000 individuals and families through:

  • Catholic Charities of Ashtabula County
  • Catholic Charities Regional Agency (serving Columbiana, Mahoning, Trumbull counties)
  • Catholic Charities Serving Portage and Stark Counties
  • Hispanic Ministry
  • Prison Ministry
  • Catholic Charities Diocesan Offices
Diocesan Ministries
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40% Diocesan Ministries, enriching the faith lives of 60,000 families throughout the diocese through:

  • Communications and Social Media
  • Missionary Discipleship
  • Vocations and Seminary Formation
  • Diocesan Archives
  • Office of Catholic Schools
  • Faith Formation & Lay Ecclesial Ministry
  • Lay Ministry Formation
  • Pro-Life, Marriage, and Family Ministry
  • Youth and Young Adult Ministry
  • And more!

Your Gift AT work

No matter our particular parish, or focus in ministry – we are all part of this wonderful diocese, with an incredible desire to serve the poor and extend the mission of the Church throughout our six counties and beyond. While specific diocesan collections support particular ministries throughout the year, the Appeal provides the resources for the diocese and Catholic Charities to respond to the needs of our community as they arise. In 2024, those growing needs include homelessness, hunger, supporting seminarian formation, faith formation, and outreach to youth and young adults.

– Appeal Prayer –

Almighty Father, ever present source of all Hope.

Lord Jesus, ever present guide for all on Mission.

Holy Spirit, ever present giver of all gifts.

Inspire us in our commitment to serve

the People of God throughout the

Diocese of Youngstown in our support

of the Annual Diocesan Appeal.

One in Hope, may we nurture that same gift in

others as we work to alleviate their physical,

emotional and spiritual poverty.

One in Mission, may we advance that same.

effort of Jesus into the future through the

various ministries of our Parishes and

our Diocesan Church.

Bringing our many gifts and blessings together,

may we offer our communities

renewed Hope and joy-filled Mission,

That All May be One!


Parish Toolkit and Updates

Parish Resources & Announcements

Breaking News About the Appeal!

Fr. John-Michael Lavelle has been emailing weekly updates on individual parishes’ performance on the Appeal. This information is also posted at under “Parish Toolkit and Updates.”

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