The

Appeal in Action

Annual Appeal 2019

Respond to the Call

Support the Appeal

"Give, and gifts will be given to you"- Luke 6:38

FAITH

Vocations and Clergy

Formation of seminarians, deacons, and religious; continuing education; care of elderly and ailing retired priests; and support for the Office of Vocations, Office of the Diaconate and Office of Consecrated Life.

Saint John Paul II Seminary is a home where young men who are the future can open their hearts to Christ in an environment marked by prayer, study, fraternal community and heartfelt devotion to Mary.

FAITH

Vocations and Clergy

Formation of seminarians, deacons, and religious; continuing education; care of elderly and ailing retired priests; and support for the Office of Vocations, Office of the Diaconate and Office of Consecrated Life.

Saint John Paul II Seminary is a home where young men who are the future can open their hearts to Christ in an environment marked by prayer, study, fraternal community and heartfelt devotion to Mary.

HOPE

Education and Leadership Formation

Tuition assistance for Catholic schools; parish religious education programs; educator and catechist development; school safety; enrollment management and technology; and university campus ministries.

Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Washington are centers of academic excellence and live with Gospel values, cultivating students’ minds, opening their hearts and nurturing their spiritual development.

HOPE

Education and Leadership Formation

Tuition assistance for Catholic schools; parish religious education programs; educator and catechist development; school safety; enrollment management and technology; and university campus ministries.

Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Washington are centers of academic excellence and live with Gospel values, cultivating students’ minds, opening their hearts and nurturing their spiritual development.

Mission

Pro-Life and Special Ministries, Catholic Charities

Outreach to spread the Good News of Christ’s love and truth; support for ministries to foster and promote marriage and family, cultural diversity, youth and young adult engagement, and special needs; outreach and assistance to uphold the dignity of all human life, including the annual Youth Rally and Mass for Life; support for ministries to the hospitalized and imprisoned; support for special Masses, events and communications outreach; and support for Catholic Charities, which serves more than 140,000 women, men and children annually.

Sanctuaries of Life provides women facing an unintended pregnancy with material help and a caring support structure to make life-affirming decisions.

Mission

Pro-Life and Special Ministries, Catholic Charities

Outreach to spread the Good News of Christ’s love and truth; support for ministries to foster and promote marriage and family, cultural diversity, youth and young adult engagement, and special needs; outreach and assistance to uphold the dignity of all human life, including the annual Youth Rally and Mass for Life; support for ministries to the hospitalized and imprisoned; support for special Masses, events and communications outreach; and support for Catholic Charities, which serves more than 140,000 women, men and children annually.

Sanctuaries of Life provides women facing an unintended pregnancy with material help and a caring support structure to make life-affirming decisions.

Who We Help

”We currently have 87 fine young men studying for the priesthood and, God willing, will ordain a large class of 11 this June. The appeal supports our future priests in such an extraordinary way and I am so incredibly grateful for the generous support of so many of the faithful in the Archdiocese.”
Msgr. Robert Panke
“In a time when the culture is attacking the sanctity of human life, our resolve to form the next generation in their commitment to stand up for the most vulnerable among us must grow. We must be a voice for the voiceless—challenging the world to recognize that all life is sacred from the moment of conception until natural death. With the support of the Annual Appeal, the Youth Rally and Mass for Life does this. Over 18,000 teens from 35 states, 67 dioceses, and 5 countries join in a day of prayer for the protection of all life. This is a day that participants remember for the rest of their lives. Thank you for helping to make it possible.”
Mary Forr
Director, Department of Life Issues, ADW
"The Annual Appeal brings hope to thousands of students who receive the gift of Catholic education that offers a faith-filled, academically excellent education of the whole human person. In classrooms around this archdiocese students are being formed to be the next generation of society’s leaders and the future generation of saints of the Church."
Jem Sullivan
Secretary of Education, ADW