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BMA Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Bishop’s Ministry Appeal?
The BMA is an annual campaign to raise funds that support the programs and ministries serving the educational, physical and spiritual needs of the people of the Diocese of Stockton.
Is it important to give to the BMA even though I already give to my parish?
The Diocese takes responsibility for certain specialized ministries and services that no one single parish can provide.
How do I make my pledge?

  • Pledge forms are available Online at (hyperlink to the donation form)
  • By Mail
  • Or at Mass
  • Please make checks payable to BISHOPS MINISTRY APPEAL TRUST
Why are pledges encouraged instead of one-time donations?
Pledges give you the opportunity to consider larger sacrificial commitments by spreading your donations over an 8-month period.
How much should I pledge?
Your gift should have some sacrificial relationship to your standard of living and God’s generosity and blessings to you and your family. No pledge is too small or large.
What payment methods can I use to make my pledge?

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Direct Debit (from your checking account)


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