One of the most eloquent demonstrations of our solidarity with each other and with the people of the Greater Baton Rouge area is by offering compassionate assistance to those most in need. Your generous gift to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal supports: Catholic Education tuition assistance, Special Education, Catholic Life TV, Catholic Charities, the Sanctuary for Life (a pro-life ministry for pregnant mothers in crisis), and parish emergency assistance, as well as many other funding priorities for the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge. Thank you for prayerfully supporting the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.
Learn more about a few of the ministries impacted by your gifts to the BAA by clicking on the videos below.
Parish Stewardship Assistance
With funds from the Bishop's Annual Appeal, the Diocesan Office of Stewardship provides parish staffs with a nationally recognized and award-winning "Total Stewardship Curriculum." Through this program, parishes receive materials such as instructional brochures, bulletin articles, commitment cards, and suggested homilies. This curriculum assists parish staffs in forming their parishioners to be good stewards of the God’s blessings by motivating parishioners to share their time, talent and treasure.
Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge
For the better part of five decades, Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge has served those most affected by natural disasters and ongoing crises marked by unemployment, homelessness, and unplanned pregnancy, as well as those desiring mental health counseling, adoption assistance, and refugee resettlement. Your contribution will help professional staff and volunteers meet the needs of the most vulnerable in our diocese.
Catholic Life TV
Catholic Life Television supplies the greater capital area with award winning, faith filled programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Ten hours of each day's lineup is developed at our own diocesan television studio, an impressive list of programs that includes "Roots of Faith" and "Called to Serve." Live broadcasts from St. Joseph Cathedral and shows for children are among the many additional programs your generous gifts help make possible.