FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the Catholic Appeal

What is the Catholic Appeal?
What are the central ministries?
How much funding does the Catholic Appeal provide for the Archdiocese of Boston?
How does my parish benefit?

What is the Catholic Appeal?

The Catholic Appeal is the annual fund that supports the operational needs of more than 51 central ministries that enrich parish life, Catholic schools and the lives of those in Greater Boston who turn to the Church for assistance.

What are the central ministries?

From Life Teen Youth Ministry programs and Addiction Recovery Services, to Catholic Education and Faith Community Nursing for our homebound parishioners, these life-changing ministries support 288 parish communities in our Archdiocese.

How much funding does the Catholic Appeal provide for the Archdiocese of Boston?

The Appeal provides nearly half of the funding for central ministries across our parish communities in Boston. More financial information of the Appeal and the Archdiocese of Boston may be found here: https://www.bostoncatholic.org/annualreport.aspx

How does my parish benefit?

Your support of the Catholic Appeal makes an immediate impact on the vibrancy of all our parish communities in our Archdiocese. Whether providing a place for teens to grow in their faith at a pivotal time in their faith journey or supporting the ever-increasing role of the laity through the Permanent Diaconate program, every dollar of your donation supports important ministries that will have an impact for generations to come.