Annual Catholic Appeal

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About the Annual Catholic Appeal

The Annual Catholic Appeal is an annual fundraising campaign that supports the parishes, schools, ministries, programs and agencies that serve the educational, physical and spiritual needs of the people of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Through Catholic Relief Services, the Appeal also serves people around the world, regardless of religious affiliation, whose lives are devastated by natural disasters, illnesses, wars and famine.

Faith is alive in parishes and schools, soup kitchens and counseling centers, on street corners and in churches. It’s lived through people of all backgrounds, from every neighborhood. People everywhere come together to support one another. It is in this spirit that the Appeal exists: to bring support gifts, and build strong communities through faith and your generosity.

This year’s Annual Catholic Appeal draws its theme – Come, follow me…and share the Word -- from Jesus’ words in Mark’s gospel as he calls his first disciples to follow him.

Both the Annual Catholic Appeal and the diocesan journey we have begun with Renew My Church are opportunities to revitalize and live out our discipleship of Jesus. Our prayers, our abiding practical concern for others, and our financial support enable us to leave our mark in this world as Jesus’ disciples. By God’s grace, we can contribute to the world’s transformation and the renewal of our Church.

Please take a look at the LUMEN CORDIUM magazine (Link)
 


Your Gift's Impact

Your contributions and generosity are deeply appreciated, much needed and make a real difference in the lives of many. 

Each of us is responsible for the well-being of others within our Archdiocese and throughout world. The Annual Catholic Appeal is an opportunity to meaningfully support Catholic education, faith formation, community life ministries and programs for peace and justice here and everywhere. 

Careful thought is given to the use of each and every gift. They are gifts to support God’s work, and we use them accordingly. 

Make a pledge to the 2019 Annual Catholic Appeal.