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Diocesan Services Appeal

What the DSA Supports

Programs and Ministries

The Diocesan Services Appeal supports a wide range of essential religious, charitable and educational programs across the five counties of the Diocese of Palm Beach, including:

Marriage, Family Life, Faith Formation & Youth Ministry

Bishop’s annual anniversary Mass celebrations; Marriage Preparation; Marriage Support and Mentor Programs in English and Spanish; Natural Family Planning support; Family Ministry programs; monthly newsletter to support and help families grow in their faith; Faith Formation support and training of volunteers and leaders in parishes; Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults; Theology of the Body programs for parishes and schools; scouting programs for youth; Catechesis of the Good Shepherd; Youth & Young Adult Ministry training and support of volunteers and formation leaders; parish consultation to support and expand ministry efforts; Unbound Healing Prayer Ministry; annual women’s retreat; Grief Recovery Ministry

Development & Resources

Support parish fundraising efforts; process donations for parishes; professional development to support philanthropy efforts; maintain diocesan-wide database; facilitate donor relations with faithful; planned giving

Cultural Ministries

Cultural centers; Haitian, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Hispanic ministries and resources; School of Christian Formation

Catholic Education

Professional development for school administrators; in-service training for employees; safety consultation and support for schools; educational programs; guidance of state and local funding sources; diocesan communications support


Diocesan website; produce Florida Catholic; weekly televised Catholic Mass; social media; communications support for parishes and schools; Diocesan Directory; graphic design; Communications Office

Clergy & Religious Support

Office of the Bishop; Offices of the Vicar General and Chancellor; Office of Canonical Services and Tribunal; Episcopal Delegate for Religious; Office of Liturgy

Vocations, Seminary and Diaconate Formation

Priestly formation; vocation outreach and events; permanent deacons; deacon formation; religious men and women; website and social media for Vocations Office

Catholic Charities

Anti-Human Trafficking Program/Bakhita Empowerment Program; Birthline/Lifeline Pregnancy Care Centers; Counseling; Elder Affairs; Hunger, Homeless and Outreach; Immigration Legal Services; Interfaith Health and Wellness; Parish Social Ministry; Prison Ministry; Refugee Resettlement; Respect Life; Samaritan Center/Transitional Housing

Diocesan Support

Human Resources; Information Technology; Office of Building, Construction and Real Estate; Finance; Safe Environments/Protecting God’s Children; Internal Services; building maintenance, licensing, safety



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