What is required to become a member?
Bishop Circle members make a minimum annual contribution of $1,000 renewable at the start of each calendar year.
Who are charter members?
Individuals who contribute during the initial year of the establishment of the Bishop’s Circle become charter members. Charter members will receive continuous recognition of their uninterrupted annual support for years to come.
What are the benefits of membership?
How are funds used?
- Spiritual and social events with the bishop
- Annual Mass and reception
- Christmas reception
- Invitation to join the bishop on diocesan pilgrimages
- Special invitations to diocesan events
- Regular communication regarding diocesan news
Annual contributions to the Bishop’s Circle are made through a gift to the diocese or The Catholic Foundation, including the
Diocesan Lenten Appeal, the
Seminarian and Clergy Formation Collection,
Catholic Charities, or the
Diocesan Heritage Center. Donations made to specific appeals will be used in accordance with the stated purpose of those appeals. Outright gifts may be unrestricted or made for a particular purpose.