Bishop's Annual Appeal

Life-Changing Faith

The theme of the 2014 Bishop's Annual Appeal ‘Life-Changing Faith’ reflects the illuminating nature of our faith, where, when put into action, our faith can profoundly impact countless lives and transform communities.

In his first encyclical, “Lumen Fidei” (“The Light of Faith”), Pope Francis examines the unique role of faith which is “capable of illuminating every aspect of human existence” (no. 4).  It is through the 25 pastoral, educational and charitable diocesan ministries, funded by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, where we as a Church embody the healing, teaching, and caring spirit of Christ.   

At a time in human history when secular distractions exist all around us, we seek help and guidance to refresh our faith vision.  The 2014 Ministry Magazine offers a glimpse of how the light of faith is being lived out in the lives of people, families and in communities throughout our diocese.  It shares how our diocesan ministries are helping to inspire our faith vision, giving us “new eyes” (no. 4) that see as Jesus sees.  Testimonials reflect faith’s impact on the family, our youth, the poor and suffering, and on individuals searching for the truth.  We are reminded of the unique dignity of each person and our responsibilities, as Catholics, to voice the Christian perspective in the dialogue on contemporary issues.     

The 2014 Bishop's Annual Appeal ‘Life-Changing Faith’ will publicly launch the weekend of September 20-21. Without your gifts of time, talent and financial resources, the light of faith in our diocese would not shine as brightly. 

Through your continued support, together we can make a difference in the lives of so many, leading all of us to a deeper, more meaningful relationship with God and with one another.

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
         2014 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