Annual Catholic Appeal

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Living Our Faith Through Acts of Charity

2019 Annual Catholic Appeal


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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.

Denise Carrasquillo

Community Outreach
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.

Moriah Munoz

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 2019

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:

$1,169,000 for Seminarian and Clergy Education and Support
$729,000 for Schools Education and Evangelization
$564,000 for Grants to Needy Parishes and Native American Missions
$527,000 for Diocesan Ministries
$500,000 for Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona
$300,000 for Additional Parish Support
$86,000 for Youth and Young Adult Ministries
$75,000 for the Kolbe Society
$50,000 for the Jordan Ministry Team

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