March 4 - Cardinal to Launch The 2010 Catholic Appeal*

Briefing on Recent Trip to Haiti to Follow


Cardinal Seàn P. O’Malley to officially launch the 2010 Catholic Appeal, Called to Love and Share. 
The Catholic Appeal begins the weekend of March 6 & 7 in the parishes of the Archdiocese of Boston. 
In addition, Cardinal Seàn will address his recent trip to Haiti, present a slideshow of images from the visit, and answer questions.


Friday, March 5, 2010           




Pastoral Center, Archdiocese of Boston
Flatley Room, 2nd Floor
66 Brooks Dr, Braintree, MA 02184


Cardinal Seàn O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston
Scot Landry,  Secretary for Institutional Advancement
James P. McDonough, Chancellor
Janet Benestad, Secretary for Faith, Formation & Evangelization
George Martell, Photojournalist & Manager of Digital Communications
Pastoral Center staff and guests


Gifts to the Catholic Appeal provide 74% of the resources for the Archdiocese’s Central Operating Fund, which funds over 50 ministries, programs and offices, including many services for parishes and schools.  For more information, please visit

The Archdiocese of Boston serves the pastoral needs of nearly 1.8 million Catholics.  Consisting of 291 parishes, across 144 communities, approximately 46,000 students attend its Catholic schools and 156,000 receive religious education classes each year.  In addition, the Archdiocese ministers to the needs of 200,000 individuals through its pastoral and social service agencies and works in support of a health care ministry that meets the needs of some 1 million patients each year.   For more information, please visit