Special Initiatives

Season of Giving

During this time of holiday goodwill and generosity, we are incredibly grateful for support from friends and families. Despite a global pandemic, social unrest and uncertainty, we have been able to provide much-needed aid to many in the community through your gifts and prayers.

But the needs among those in the archdiocese – students, parishes and families – continue to grow as the pandemic stretches into a second year.

This holiday season, as you make your Christmas shopping list, please also show your support by making a donation to help fund these three very critical areas of need.

Parish Christmas Collection

Support your parish at this critical time.

Parishes rely on the generosity of their members to cover expenses related to ministry, maintenance, staffing, community outreach programs and other pressing needs. With decreased in-person mass, many parishes are experiencing a decrease in offertory.

Your Christmas Collection gift can provide much-needed support for the vitality of your parish. Please consider making a gift online via this link or call 312.534.7959 to make a one-time or recurring gift to your parish and support the ministries and services it provides.


Archdiocese COVID-19 Relief Fund

The Archdiocese of Chicago in partnership with Catholic Charities launched the COVID-19 Relief Fund as an ambitious effort to support individuals and communities impacted by COVID-19 to meet basic, financial and spiritual needs.

Your gift will provide support to:

  • Food, shelter, and other basic needs through Catholic Charities
  • Scholarships and Emergency Tuition Assistance
  • Emergency parish-based ministries serving COVID-19 affected communities
  • Domestic violence prevention through Catholic Charities

Please use this link to make a gift or call 312.534.7959 to make a gift to support those in need.


Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic School Gratitude Fund

Support our education heroes with the School Gratitude Fund.

Catholic schools opened to in-person instruction this academic year to much success, due in large part to the dedicated teachers, staff and administrators who keep our children safe. They work longer hours, teach in-person and remote classes, ensure the cleanliness of classrooms and monitor the health and well-being of our students.

Show your support for our teachers and administrators for their extraordinary efforts with a gift to the School Gratitude Fund today.

Please use this link or call 312.534.7959 to make your gift to support Catholic school educators.