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Catholic Appeal

Mar. 07, 2017
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What is the Catholic Appeal?
“You have a specific and important mission, that of keeping alive the relationship between the faith and the cultures of the peoples to whom you belong. . . . [W]e have to follow Christ along the concrete path of our daily lives so that he can transform us.”        
 -Pope Francis
 
Every day, the Church in the Archdiocese of Boston helps Catholics follow Christ. The pastoral, charitable, and educational ministries of our Church serve as the foundation for transmitting the faith across generations. These diverse ministries are alive in our parishes, schools, and Catholic organizations. They work together in carrying out the works of the Church.   
 
The purpose of the Catholic Appeal is to unite the faithful of the Archdiocese of Boston to advance the work of the Church. This worthy work is accomplished through more than 50 ministries, called Central Ministries at work in our Archdiocese. These ministries serve the needs of all parishes and communities within our Archdiocese. While enriching parish life, these ministries also strengthen families, educate and inspire future generations, and help advance Church leadership. 
 
Once a year, Catholics throughout the Archdiocese are asked to support these ministries by giving to the Catholic Appeal. Their support plays a key role in advancing the mission of the Church both within and beyond the boundaries of their parishes. 
 
The ongoing theme of the Catholic Appeal is Living our Faith Together. Through a shared commitment to the Catholic Appeal, we unite our hearts and hands with one another as the body of Christ in the Archdiocese of Boston.
 
The vital programs and services offered through the ministries serve 289 parishes in 144 cities and towns, 118 Catholic elementary and secondary schools, and thousands of Catholics. The Appeal is funded through the generosity and commitment of those who believe in these ministries and want to ensure that they remain strong. 
 
 

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