Annual Catholic Appeal

Gift Impact

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. Below is a breakdown of how funds are allocated through the Annual Catholic Appeal effort.

Programs to revitalize local parish communities
 

HOW YOUR GIFT WAS USED
2017 ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL

$ 9,511,345 Parish and School Funding
Funds raised in excess of parish goals as well as support for parishes and schools serving financially challenged communities.
$ 1,358,737 Parish Life
Programs to support parish vitality - evangelization initiatives, liturgy enhancements
$ 564,730 Religious Education
Support for youth, young adult, campus and adult religious education ministries
$ 503,667 Lay Formation 
Continuing education for lay volunteers and staff serving parish communities
$ 640,000 Catholic Relief Services 
Assisting the poor and vulnerable overseas
$ 499,915 Human Dignity and Solidarity:
Activities promoting respect for life at all stages, immigration, Kolbe House prison ministry and Peace & Justice initiatives
$ 483,552 Priest Education
Continuing education for seminarians and priests ordained for the Archdiocese of Chicago
$ 275,000 Parish Transformation
Programs to revitalize local parish communities
$ 397,942 Family Ministries
Programs for marriage preparation, marriage support and family ministry
$ 14,234,890 Ministries Total
$ 1,217,478 Cost of Appeal 
Design, printing, postage, production, staff and vendors for the Annual Catholic Appeal
$ 15,452,368            Total Used

 

HOW YOUR GIFT IS USED BY PERCENTAGE