What is Bishop’s Circle?
Bishop’s Circle is a group of leaders from throughout the diocese who are committed to advancing the mission of the Church in southwest Michigan through prayer, active involvement and financial support that help sustain and enhance current ministries and programs.
What are the benefits of joining Bishop’s Circle?
Members enjoy the knowledge that their participation directly and positively impacts the diocese’s ability to carry out the work of the Church across our nine counties and beyond.
They receive Bishop Bradley’s regular “insider” communications regarding diocesan news and are invited to annual appreciation gatherings hosted by Bishop, as well as special diocesan events and liturgies, including the Chrism Mass and the Epiphany reception. Bishop’s Circle members are recognized in diocesan publications and on the website. Finally, members receive a keepsake acknowledging their critical role in supporting the mission and ministry of the diocese.
How do I become a member of Bishop’s Circle?
Members are asked to complete the registration card and to commit to an annual contribution of $1,000 or more.
Who are Charter Members?
Individuals that contributed during the initial fiscal year, (July 2011 – June 2012) became charter members. Charter members will receive continuous recognition of their uninterrupted annual support for years to come.
How can I encourage others to join Bishop’s Circle?
Your membership in Bishop’s Circle sets an example for others. Let others know you have become a member and encourage them to do the same. You may also choose to invite friends, family members, parishioners, etc., to a small gathering at your home to acquaint them with Bishop’s Circle. Contact Bishop’s office at (269) 903-0153 to arrange for attendance/participation by a diocesan staff member.
Whom do I contact regarding questions about Bishop’s Circle?
Call or email Annette Brennan at (269) 903-0145 or (firstname.lastname@example.org).