About the Appeal

My Dear Friends in Christ:

As we journey together through this historic Year of Mercy, we are called to celebrate the faith we share. Through the 50 central ministries of the Archdiocese of Boston, we bring the love of Christ to all who seek Him.

Your participation in the Catholic Appeal helps to strengthen our parish communities, and enables us to continue living our faith together through the beauty and joy of the Gospel. I am truly grateful for your support.

May God bless you and your families.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM, Cap.

2016 Catholic Appeal Leadership Committee

The Catholic Appeal is led by a dedicated group of clergy and lay persons who provide advice and support throughout the year. We are grateful to the members of the 2016 Leadership Committee.

Msgr. Francis Strahan, Chairman
St. Bridget, Framingham

Rev. Rodney Copp, Vice Chairman
St. Gerard Majella, Canton

Msgr. William Helmick, Founder
St. Theresa of Avila, West Roxbury

Chris Kierce, Co-Chair
St. Anthony, Cohasset

Rev. Louis Palmieri, Co-Chair
Sacred Heart/St. Ann/St. Mary, Quincy

Maria Blewitt
St. Athanasius, Reading

Rev. John Capuci
St. Malachy, Burlington

Rev. Walter Carreiro (VF)
St. Anthony of Padua/St. Francis of Assisi, Cambridge

Ken Foscaldo
St. Margaret Mary, Westwood

Rev. Michael Medas
St. Agnes, Middleton/St. Rose of Lima, Topsfield

Jim and Eileen Tempero
St. Mary, Brookline

Rev. Walter Waldron
St. Patrick, Roxbury