What the Appeal Funds

The Catholic Appeal is the annual fund that supports the operational needs of more than 51 central ministries1 that enrich parish life, Catholic schools and the lives of those who turn to the Church for assistance. Below please find a breakdown of the FY’18 Central Ministries Budget:

The Catholic Appeal does not provide financial support for priests on administrative leave, or the financial settlements and counseling/ medication costs for victims of clergy abuse

Find more information about these ministries in the FAQ section of our website.