Annual Catholic Appeal

2020 Gift Impact

The table and the pie chart below show how your Annual Catholic Appeal funds were used in 2018 to support these many initiatives and programs.

2020 Annual Catholic Appeal

$ 5,559,084 Parish/Local Communities Support for parishes and schools serving financially challenged communities
$ 3,405,927 Parish Incentives/
Funds raised in excess of individual parish goals are returned to the parish for use with their local ministries
$ 2,532,145 Parish Vitality and Mission Programs to support parish vitality—evangelization initiatives, liturgy enhancements
$ 436,561 Catechetical Faith Formation Support for youth, young adult, campus and adult religious education ministries
$ 831,428 Lay Formation Continuing education for lay volunteers and staff serving parish communities
$ 290,615 Human Dignity and Solidarity Activities promoting respect for life at all stages, immigration, Kolbe House prison ministry and Peace and Justice initiatives
$ 452,314 Priest Education Continuing education for seminarians and priests ordained for the Archdiocese of Chicago
$ 545,000 Catholic Relief Services Assisting the poor and vulnerable overseas
$ 14,053,075 MINISTRIES TOTAL  
$ 1,017,556 Cost of Appeal Design, printing, postage, production, staff and vendors who implement the Annual Catholic Appeal
$ 15,070,632 APPEAL TOTAL  


This chart shows how your Annual Catholic Appeal funds were used in 2020 to support these many initiatives and programs.



The Annual Catholic Appeal supports the work of the Church in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

No money donated to the Annual Catholic Appeal has been, or will be, used to defray expenses related to misconduct issues.