Annual Catholic Appeal
The Annual Catholic Appeal of the Archdiocese of Chicago 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. 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.
The Appeal also provides critical funding for the ministries of St. Mary. Annual Appeal donations received above our parish goal each year are returned to St. Mary to help fund the functioning of our parish and its ministries. Our goal for 2021 is $89,238.
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.” 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.
Note: Please be sure to select “St. Mary of the Annunciation” from the parish names drop-down list on the online Appeal donation page!