Bishop's Annual Appeal

Faith, Family, Community

The theme of the 2013 Bishop's Annual Appeal - Faith, Family, Community - serves to remind us of the work being done by more than 25 diocesan ministries that embody the healing, teaching, and caring spirit of Christ.

We experience God's blessings every day in our homes and communities, in our parishes, throughout the Diocese, and in the universal Church. As Christian stewards, we are called to share our faith and extend the love, mercy and justice of Our Lord in gratitude for all we have been given. We accomplish this together as a diocesan family, touching lives, uplifting the human spirit and delivering vital ministries where needed most. These works are done in your name, through your financial support of the Bishop's Annual Appeal.

The 2013 Ministry Magazine presents a poignant representation of how people have been helped through your generous support of vibrant ministries and responsive services that receive funding through the Bishop's Annual Appeal. In this magazine you will find stories that reflect how, through parish and diocesan ministries, such as, Catholic Charities, Family Life and Marriage Programs, Teen & Young Adult Outreach, and many more, our Church is working to promote family values, spread the Good News of the Gospel and assist the most vulnerable among us. Together as one Church, through our collective gifts of time, talent and treasure, we are living through Christ's example in service to others.

With the 2013 Bishop's Annual Appeal soon to launch in late September, we invite you to watch the appeal video:

Please take a moment to listen to Bishop Bootkoski as he asks us to remember the good that is being done with your support and to consider, once again, investing in ministries - that nurture our faith and support and strengthen our families and communities - through the Bishop's Annual Appeal.

Thank you for your prayerful consideration and your sacrificial and generous support.



Visit our Online Donation site to donate online using credit card or debit card.  For assistance or questions, please call 732.562.1990 x1513 or email us at

We are grateful for your support.  Thank you.



Please send your contribution to:

         Diocese of Metuchen
         2012 Bishop’s Annual Appeal
         PO Box 4000
         Metuchen, NJ 08840


DOUBLE YOUR CHARITABLE IMPACT --- through Your Employer’s Matching Gift Program

Many companies have a Matching Gift Program where they will match your gift to charitable organizations you support.  

By matching your gift, your employer enables you to increase the impact that your personal contribution can make to benefit the Diocese of Metuchen or one of the designated entities supported by the Diocese, including: 

  • Diocese of Metuchen  - Bishop’s Annual Appeal
  • Catholic Charities - Diocese of Metuchen
  • Foundation for Catholic Education
  • Catholic Center at Rutgers
  • Your parish or parish school

To learn if your employer has a Matching Gift Program:

  • Contact your company's Human Resources Office and request a matching gift form
  • Complete the required employee/retiree information
  • Indicate the name of your company on your check’s memo section
  • If you are donating to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, please indicate the name of your company in the pledge card
  • Refer to the Matching Gifts Information Brochure to determine which charitable entity qualifies for a company matching gift
  • Make your check payable to the eligible entity
  • Return your gift with your company's Matching Gift form

      (and the pledge card if you are giving to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal) in an envelope and mail to: 

               Diocese of Metuchen
               Matching Gifts Program 
               PO Box 4000
               Metuchen, NJ 08840

For additional information, please contact: Department of Stewardship & Development

               Ph: 732-562-2429 
               Fax: 732-562-1168