Annual Catholic Appeal

2019 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.

2019 Annual Catholic Appeal

$ 5,316,121 Parish/Local Communities Support for parishes and schools serving financially challenged communities
$ 3,954,644 Parish Incentives/
Funds raised in excess of individual parish goals are returned to the parish for use with their local ministries
$ 2,319,455 Parish Vitality and Mission Programs to support parish vitality—evangelization initiatives, liturgy enhancements
$ 703,537 Catechetical Faith Formation Support for youth, young adult, campus and adult religious education ministries
$ 92,515 Lay Formation Continuing education for lay volunteers and staff serving parish communities
$ 502,044 Human Dignity and Solidarity Activities promoting respect for life at all stages, immigration, Kolbe House prison ministry and Peace and Justice initiatives
$ 381,716 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
$ 13,815,032 MINISTRIES TOTAL  
$ 1,039,841 Cost of Appeal Design, printing, postage, production, staff and vendors who implement the Annual Catholic Appeal
$ 14,854,873 APPEAL TOTAL  


This chart shows how your Annual Catholic Appeal funds were used in 2019 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.