Living Our Life Through Acts of Charity
2018 Annual Catholic Appeal
Seminarian and Clergy
The Annual Catholic Appeal provides critical support to offset the rising cost of education for seminarians currently in formation to serve as priests in our diocese. Also funded are the programs that provide continuing education for clergy, deaconate formation and lay ministers.
I give to the Catholic Foundation because I think it is really important to support our Seminarians … I pray, daily, that God will choose people from our friends and relatives for ministry in the Catholic Church.
Caring for the Poor and Vulnerable
The Appeal helps a vibrant network of dedicated Catholic social service programs that provide countless good works every day – each time a senior receives the care, love, and compassion they deserve, a family has a breakthrough, a marginalized person rebuilds a life of dignity, and a child finds safety and hope.
I’m very grateful for the program that allowed me to be with my daughter, Karina. My hopes for the future are to have a steady career, move into a nice home … and provide everything for my daughter.
Evangelization: Sharing the Joy of the Gospel with Others and Teaching Our Youth the Rich Faith Traditions of Our Church
Ensuring that the faith of our youth and young adults is fortified with rich Catholic traditions is important to the foundation and future of the Church. The Appeal supports programs and ministries where the faithful and those who wish to join our faith are guided at a deeper and more spiritual level. Evangelization goes hand-in-hand with the efforts of all the ministries of the Church; this includes the detention ministry and outreach to the community. Our acts of charity should never be separated from hope, love and faith.
$4,000,000 Diocesan Goal
Allocation of Funds in 2018
Each year, the Diocese of Tucson assesses its financial resources, the needs of parishioners and its ability to respond effectively and with compassion. This illustration is an overview of how Appeal contributions will be distributed:
$2,900,000 for Diocesan Ministries
Ministries receiving funding by gifts to the ACA include Seminarian Education, Vocations, Religious Education, Catholic Schools, Office of the Permanent Diaconate, Office of Religious Women, Office of Human Life and Dignity, Office of the Tribunal, Pastoral Care Ministry, Archives Office, and the Bishop’s Office.
$500,000 for Catholic Community Services
$280,000 for Grants to Needy Parishes & Catholic Affiliates
$160,000 for Native American Missions
$75,000 for Detention Ministry