The Annual Catholic Appeal is an opportunity to share your financial gifts to help provide education, ministry and services throughout our community and the world.
We are saying that every parishioner is a part not only of his or her parish, but also of the Universal Church. Each of us is responsible for the well-being of the Church in our parish, throughout the Archdiocese and the world.
The Annual Catholic Appeal is committed to being the best possible steward of your gifts, which is why 93 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to the critical work of the parishes, schools, ministries and agencies of the Archdiocese of Chicago, as well as Catholic Relief Services. The Appeal operates at an efficiency of 10 cents per dollar, which includes all administrative and fundraising expenses. The standard benchmark from the Better Business Bureau is 35 cents per dollar.
Your gift or pledge payments can be paid with a check, credit card or stock. Visit the Ways to Give page for more information.
The Annual Catholic Appeal supports the work of the Church in the Archdiocese of Chicago. No monies donated to the Annual Catholic Appeal have been or will be used to defray expenses related to misconduct issues.