Annual Catholic Appeal

About the Annual Catholic Appeal

Despite the many challenges we have faced this last year in our nation, our world and our Church, we move forward as people of faith who have hope in the Lord who leads us. This year’s Annual Catholic Appeal theme renews and reinvigorates us. We hear Jesus say to us, “Come follow me … and bring hope to the world.”

Your support of the Appeal means bringing hope to the world. Hope comes alive in our parishes and schools, religious education programs, ministry formation and initiatives to address violence and foster justice, peace and respect for life. Hope reaches around the world through the Appeal’s support of Catholic Relief Services. Your support makes all this happen.

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.

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 gift to the 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal.