March 1, 2022 - Cardinal Announces 2022 Catholic Appeal Launch

News March 1, 2022

To strengthen our faith and our communities while serving our brothers and sisters in need

The work of the Church is part of the fabric of our communities. Through the goodness of thousands of generous people, the Church is able to address food insecurity through its food pantries, provides outstanding education to children, and serves as a spiritual companion to those affected by addiction. “Parishes and parishioners,” said Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap, are putting their “faith into action.”
In announcing the launch of the 2022 Catholic Appeal, Cardinal Seán added, through countless examples of good deeds, the Catholic faithful are bringing “the light of Christ to those throughout our communities through their generous support for the annual Catholic Appeal.”

The 2022 Catholic Appeal will be announced in parishes of the Archdiocese of Boston the weekend of March 5/6, 2022.  Commitment weekend takes place the following weekend of March 12/13, 2022. The Catholic Appeal provides ongoing and wide-ranging operational support and assistance to our parishes as they do what they do best: build vibrant parish communities and carry out Christ’s mission to help those most in need.

Cardinal Seán said, “The mission of the Church is to build a community of faith around the Word of God and the Eucharist.” He added, “In a community of faith, we learn to worship our God, to forgive one another and to serve those around us. We must take care of each other.”

2022 Catholic Appeal Anthem Video

Gavan P. Mooney, Chief Philanthropy Officer for the Archdiocese of Boston, said, “We have an extraordinary opportunity to impact lives for the better. The Catholic Appeal makes it possible to meet emerging challenges of the times we live. It also supports serving those most in need. We are so grateful for generosity of so many across the Archdiocese in support of our parishes, schools and ministries.”  
The Catholic Appeal funds nearly 50% of the Archdiocese of Boston's budget. The remainder is funded by other philanthropic sources and fees for various services, programs, and resources.
Ways to give
The Catholic Appeal makes an immediate impact on the 50+ ministries that put faith into action to support our parishes, schools, and communities.

  • If attending Mass, you can use the in-pew envelope to make a gift or pledge. The in-pew envelope will be available beginning Commitment Weekend, March 12-13, 2022;
  • To make a donation online or to learn more about the benefits of giving by direct debit, donor-advised funds, stock, or IRA contribution, visit our secure website

The Appeal is managed by Boston Catholic Development Services, an Archdiocesan ministry with a mission of seeking philanthropic support for the mission of the Church. For more information, please visit