[toggles id=”HOC_About”] [togglegroup] [togglehead id=”HOC_About” tab_id=”HOC_About0″]What is the House of Charity?[/togglehead] [togglebody tab_id=”HOC_About0″]The House of Charity – Bishop’s Annual Appeal is about being Catholic and embracing the challenge of the Gospel. The work of the appeal recognizes there are priests and deacons and lay people to be trained and vocations to be shaped. We need to care for the frail and elderly and provide social services for the needy and poor. We are called to sustain and grow Catholic education and to care for our beloved retired priests and sisters and so much more!

The Annual Appeal is about continual and proactive relationship building and allows you to join thousands of Catholics to support more than 60 ministries and services throughout Southern, New Jersey. Your support is essential to our mission – without YOU, there would be no Church. Thanks to your generosity, our church is here in times of need providing comfort and hope.

Click below on the brochure and video links to learn more about this year’s appeal!

[imic_button colour=”btn-default” type=”enabled” link=”https://dev.camdencatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018-Brochure-oriented-for-web-posting-1.pdf” target=”_blank” extraclass=”” size=””]2018 House of Charity Brochure[/imic_button] [imic_button colour=”btn-default” type=”enabled” link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNkU3E33Pe0&feature=youtu.be” target=”_self” extraclass=”” size=”btn-sm”]2018 House of Charity Video[/imic_button] [/togglebody] [/togglegroup] [togglegroup] [togglehead id=”HOC_About” tab_id=”HOC_About1″]What ministries does the House of Charity support?[/togglehead] [togglebody tab_id=”HOC_About1″]

“WALK WITH ME”  to hear Christ invite us to help those who are in need.

Your House of Charity gift helps those in need through these supported ministries.

Click on the links below to learn more about the impact of your gift:
[list type=icon extra=] [list_item icon=”fa-caret-right” type=”icon”]Catholic Charities– a nonprofit, non-discriminatory, non-sectarian agency providing social services to, advocating for and empowering the poor, oppressed or vulnerable throughout the six southern counties of New Jersey.
[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-caret-right” type=”icon”]St. John of God Services – Archbishop Damiano School – a nonprofit, non-discriminatory, non-sectarian agency providing educational, therapeutic and vocational programs for people with disabilities, community childcare, inclusive preschool, and grant-funded job services for people with barriers to employment.
[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-caret-right” type=”icon”]Special Education – elementary and secondary levels[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-caret-right” type=”icon”]Health Services[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-caret-right” type=”icon”]South Jersey Catholic Schools[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-caret-right” type=”icon”]Hispanic Ministry[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-caret-right” type=”icon”]Black Catholic Ministry[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-caret-right” type=”icon”]Lay Ministry Formation[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-caret-right” type=”icon”]Evangelization & Adult Faith Formation[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-caret-right” type=”icon”]Ministry with the Deaf[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-caret-right” type=”icon”]Persons with Disabilities[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-caret-right” type=”icon”]Faith and Family Life Formation[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-caret-right” type=”icon”]Office of Vocations[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-caret-right” type=”icon”]Office of the Permanent Diaconate[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-caret-right” type=”icon”]Sacred Heart Residences (care for our beloved retired priests)[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-caret-right” type=”icon”]Youth Ministry[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-caret-right” type=”icon”]Young Adult Ministries[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-caret-right” type=”icon”]Catholic Campus Ministry for Rowan, Stockton and Rutgers students[/list_item] [/list] [/togglebody] [/togglegroup] [togglegroup] [togglehead id=”HOC_About” tab_id=”HOC_About2″]How does my Parish benefit?[/togglehead] [togglebody tab_id=”HOC_About2″]Parishes are direct recipients of the ministries and services supported by the House of Charity. In addition, any money received and exceeding the parish assigned goal is returned through a rebate to your parish to use for a stated project or as needed.

Some of last year’s projects included:
[list type=icon extra=] [list_item icon=”fa-caret-right” type=”icon”]Outreach ministry to the poor[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-caret-right” type=”icon”]New youth and family ministries[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-caret-right” type=”icon”]Refurbish stained glass windows[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-caret-right” type=”icon”]Pipe organ installation[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-caret-right” type=”icon”]New church sound system[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-caret-right” type=”icon”]Housing assistance[/list_item] [/list] [/togglebody] [/togglegroup] [togglegroup] [togglehead id=”HOC_About” tab_id=”HOC_About3″]How much should I give to the House of Charity?[/togglehead] [togglebody tab_id=”HOC_About3″]Please consider donating 1% of your income to support the Church in Southern New Jersey through the House of Charity.

Last year’s average gift to the House of Charity – Bishop’s Annual Appeal was $365. Please know that every gift, no matter the amount, can and will make a difference. The reality is that some of your fellow parishioners will not be able to financially support the appeal this year. If you are not doing so already, would you please consider a gift of $1 a day or $365, or more, to make up for those who cannot give this year?
[htable type=”table-striped”] [thead] [trow] [thcol]Annual Household Earnings[/thcol] [thcol]1% Pledge[/thcol] [thcol]10 Monthly Payments[/thcol] [/trow] [/thead] [tbody] [trow] [tcol]$10,000[/tcol] [tcol]$100[/tcol] [tcol]$10[/tcol] [/trow] [trow] [tcol]$20,000[/tcol] [tcol]$200[/tcol] [tcol]$20[/tcol] [/trow] [trow] [tcol]$25,000[/tcol] [tcol]$250[/tcol] [tcol]$25[/tcol] [/trow] [trow] [tcol]$30,000[/tcol] [tcol]$300[/tcol] [tcol]$30[/tcol] [/trow] [trow] [tcol]$36,500[/tcol] [tcol]$365[/tcol] [tcol]$36.50[/tcol] [/trow] [trow] [tcol]$40,000[/tcol] [tcol]$400[/tcol] [tcol]$40[/tcol] [/trow] [trow] [tcol]$50,000[/tcol] [tcol]$500[/tcol] [tcol]$50[/tcol] [/trow] [trow] [tcol]$75,000[/tcol] [tcol]$750[/tcol] [tcol]$75[/tcol] [/trow] [trow] [tcol]$80,000[/tcol] [tcol]$800[/tcol] [tcol]$80[/tcol] [/trow] [trow] [tcol]$90,000[/tcol] [tcol]$900[/tcol] [tcol]$90[/tcol] [/trow] [trow] [tcol]$100,000[/tcol] [tcol]$1000[/tcol] [tcol]$100[/tcol] [/trow] [/tbody] [/htable] [/togglebody] [/togglegroup] [togglegroup] [togglehead id=”HOC_About” tab_id=”HOC_About4″]Where do my House of Charity dollars go?[/togglehead] [togglebody tab_id=”HOC_About4″]To see your House of Charity dollars at work, click on the “Annual Report” link. 100% of your House of Charity dollars went directly to the support of the ministries listed. Your gift did not fund the administration or the fundraising activities of the House of Charity appeal.

[imic_button colour=”btn-default” type=”enabled” link=”https://dev.camdencatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2017-Annual-Report-web.pdf” target=”_blank” extraclass=”” size=””]Annual Report[/imic_button] [imic_button colour=”btn-default” type=”enabled” link=”https://dev.camdencatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017-Auditors-Report.pdf” target=”_blank” extraclass=”” size=””]Audited Financial Statement[/imic_button] [/togglebody] [/togglegroup] [togglegroup] [togglehead id=”HOC_About” tab_id=”HOC_About5″]If I participate in tithing at my parish, why am I being asked to contribute to the Annual Appeal?[/togglehead] [togglebody tab_id=”HOC_About5″]

The work of the Catholic Church occurs at several levels, including internationally, at the diocesan level and in each of our own particular parishes.  Certainly, for most Catholics the overwhelming work of the church happens at the parish level; after all, that is where we worship together, experience the sacraments, and encounter Jesus.

Sacred scripture certainly teaches us about tithing.  Clearly, our commitment to tithing helps in carrying out the mission and vision of our church.  Unfortunately, we live in very complex times that call the church to carry out its mission at many different levels.  Certainly, we experience overriding needs at the local level, within the parish.  Tithing to the parish supports the necessary expenses and financial obligations to operate the parish and its ministries on a daily basis.

At the national and international levels, there are also needs that our church must address.  Hence we have special “second” collections throughout the year that the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops has deemed especially worthy of our support.

Finally, we are called to care for the poor among us here in the diocese where we live.  The House of Charity – Bishop’s Annual Appeal supports diocesan services to the marginalized throughout our Southern, New Jersey community.  These are needs that extend beyond the individual parish level and are best addressed at the diocesan level.  100% of donations to the House of Charity support the specialized services, ministries and programs which are beyond what the parish is able to offer.

All of us are called to tithe.  We are also called to distribute our tithe wisely.  Choosing wisely requires us to look at the needs of all of the poor and marginalized and distribute accordingly to the best of your conscience.