Gulf Pine CATHOLIC www.biloxidiocese.org VOLUME 37 / NUMBER 7 November 29, 2019 Diocese of Biloxi to participate in #iGiveCatholic Tuesday, Dec. 3 Parishes, Schools and Organizations Participating in #IGiveCatholic parishes, schools and organizations participating in #iGiveCatholic Annunciation Church (Kiln) Catholic Charities of South Mississippi de l’Epee Deaf Center Holy Family Parish (Pass Christian) Holy Trinity Catholic School Immaculate Conception Parish (Laurel) Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church (Pass Christian) Nativity BVM School Office of Religious Education - Diocese of Biloxi Office of Youth Ministry - Diocese of Biloxi Our Lady Academy School Our Lady of the Gulf Parish Youth Group Program (Bay St. Louis) Our Mother of Mercy Parish (Pass Christian) Resurrection High School Sacred Heart Elementary School Sacred Heart Parish (Pascagoula) Sacred Heart School (Hattiesburg) Saint Fabian Catholic Church (Hattiesburg) Seminarian Education Fund - Catholic Diocese of Biloxi St. Alphonsus Catholic Church (Ocean Springs) St. Alphonsus Catholic School St. Ann Catholic Mission (Hurley) St. Charles Borromeo Parish (Picayune) St. Charles Catholic School St. Clare Catholic Church (Waveland) St. Mary Parish (Biloxi) St. Michael Conference - St. Vincent de Paul Society St. Michael Parish (Biloxi) St. Patrick Catholic High School St. Peter the Apostle Parish (Pascagoula) St. Thomas Aquinas Parish (Hattiesburg) St. Vincent de Paul - St. Maximilian Kolbe Conference St. Vincent de Paul School BY JULIE ASHER Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Thirty-nine U.S. archdio- ceses and dioceses plan to participate in this year’s #iGiveCatholic online giving day Dec. 3 to raise funds for 3,600 Catholic organizations. The day is called #GivingTuesday , and #iGiveCatho- lic officials have seen participation grow each year since the event was created and launched by the Archdiocese of New Orleans in 2015. That year, the archdiocese was the only participant, collecting $1.3 million. Last year, 29 archdioceses and dioceses participated and raised $5.6 million. “As Catholics, we are taught that we are responsible for all gifts we have been entrusted with, and we are compelled to give back from our gratitude and steward- ship of those gifts,” said Cory Howat, president of #iGiveCatholic, who is executive director of the Catholic Community Foundation for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. “From a personal and ‘cradle Catholic’ perspective, the impact I see this program has on the church, espe- cially in our mission dioceses and most rural parishes and schools, is inspiring,” he added. SEE #IGIVECATHOLIC, PAGE 18 The average cost to form and educate a Seminarian is approximately $50,000 per year. You can greatly help our future priests by giving a gift to the Seminarian Education Fund on December 3rd through #iGiveCatholic. This matching grant is only for our Seminarian Education Fund. By donating in this way, you can partner with us and DOUBLE your gift to help our 9 Seminarians! The Catholic Foundation of Biloxi is sponsoring #iGiveCatholic this year and offering a matching grant of $100,000 for all gifts made to the Seminarian Education Fund on December 3, 2019!!