Faith in Action
It all starts with you.
Your support impacts
our Parish Communities
Helping Our Parishes Do What They Do Best.
Many parishes in our Archdiocese operate food pantries that provide nourishment and support for thousands of families in need. Harvest on Vine, the food pantry run out of St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Charlestown serves more than 300 local families each month. This food pantry, along with others across the Archdiocese, are more important now than ever, as the number of those suffering from food insecurity increased by 55% during the pandemic.
Your support of the Catholic Appeal provides ongoing and wide-ranging operational support and assistance to our parishes as they do what they do best: carry out Christ’s mission to help those most in need.
Putting faith into action for
Accompanying Those Struggling with Addiction & Their Families
The Archdiocese of Boston is the first diocese in the nation to implement the iTHIRST program for addiction recovery, which has now grown into a worldwide ministry. This parish program provides training and ongoing support for laity and clergy to become Certified Spiritual Companions to accompany addicted individuals and their families along the road to recovery.
Click here to watch a short video highlighting this important work.
Click here for a list of parishes and organizations within the Archdiocese of Boston that currently have volunteers who have been trained as iTHIRST spiritual companions.
Your support of the Catholic Appeal allows the Addiction Recovery Ministry and Opioid Task Force to find and implement life-changing faith-inspired support and programs to anyone affected by addiction.
Putting faith into action in
Our Catholic Schools
Helping Students Go Further with Faith.
Our Catholic schools help students go further with faith, providing them with an outstanding education while inspiring them to realize their innate God-given potential. Mission Grammar School (MGS) in Roxbury serves children as young as three months old, offering a support system for families in an underserved community. MGS and Bishop Fenwick High School are extraordinary examples of how our schools encourage students to live the gospel and to understand helping others is one of the most important lessons we can learn and live. An education built on a foundation of faith is one that supports our students in reaching their personal best – both now and in the future.
Your support of the Catholic Appeal assists our Catholic Schools Office in ensuring our schools continue to be beacons of light in their communities, creating opportunities for success for students from early education through high school.