The Catholic Appeal is the annual fund that puts faith into action to support our parishes, schools, and communities.
My Dear Friends in Christ,
In Matthew’s gospel we are told, “You are the light of the world … Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
I am reminded of that light every day as I witness the countless ways that our brothers and sisters throughout the Catholic community support one another. From organizing and staffing food pantries, to providing outstanding education to children, to serving as spiritual companions to those affected by addiction, I am inspired by the way our parishes and parishioners put faith into action.
These good deeds, and so many others, that help bring the light of Christ to those throughout our communities are made possible through your generous support for the annual Catholic Appeal.
Please know of my gratitude for your generosity which helps to put faith into action in so many greatly needed and very meaningful ways.
Devotedly yours in Christ,
Cardinal Seán O’Malley, O.F.M., Cap.
Funds raised through the Catholic Appeal provide approximately 50% of the budget for Archdiocesan Central Ministries. These ministries make programs and services possible both within and beyond the walls of our parishes.
Below is a chart that shows a breakdown of how funds raised through the Appeal were allocated in 2021.
Note: 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.