What the Appeal Funds

The Catholic Appeal is the annual fund that helps sustain the ministries of the Archdiocese of Boston (called "central ministries"). These ministries directly serve the Catholic faithful, and also support our parishes, schools, and other Catholic organizations by enriching parish lift, educating our future, strengthening families, and advancing Church leadership. Below is a comprehensive list of the many ministries that are funded through the Appeal:

*The Appeal DOES NOT fund the individual operating budgets of parishes, schools, or affiliated organizations. It also DOES NOT provide financial support for priests on administrative leave, or the financial settlements and counseling/medication costs for victims of clergy abuse.