March 3, 2017 - 2017 Catholic Appeal to Launch
Braintree, MA -- The 2017 Catholic Appeal will be announced in parishes of the Archdiocese of Boston this weekend (March 4 & 5). Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, will lead commitment weekend which takes place the following weekend (March 11 & 12).
The Catholic Appeal helps to fund the many ministries that serve our parishes, schools, community programs, and other affiliated organizations throughout the Archdiocese. These ministries enable the Archdiocese to make the Gospel real and vibrant in the lives of the faithful and assist in reaching out to those in need of spiritual, emotional, and physical care and support.
Cardinal Seán said, “The Catholic Appeal is, among other things, helping to strengthen parishes, educating the next generation of saints and scholars, caring for all impacted by the scourge of addiction, and inspiring young men and women to consider a vocation with the Church. To the thousands of donors to the Catholic Appeal, thank you for your help to evangelize our faithful about the beauty of the saving ministry of Jesus Christ. Regardless of one’s station in life we welcome your support and prayers for a successful 2017 Appeal.”
Cardinal Seán will launch the Appeal in the following parishes:
- Saturday, March 11, 5:30pm Mass – St. Anthony, Cambridge
- Sunday, March 12, 11:00am Mass – St. Ann, Somerville
- Sunday, March 12, 5:00pm Mass – Immaculate Conception, Malden
Most Reverend Peter J. Uglietto, S.T.D., Auxiliary Bishop of Boston, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia said, “We live in extraordinary times. Because of the generous support of so many we are able to meet our obligation to God to build communities of love and to spread the joy of the Gospel for all people across our Archdiocese.”
Bishop Uglietto will launch the Appeal in the following parish:
- Saturday, March 11, 4:00pm Mass – St. Malachy, Burlington
Kathleen Driscoll, Secretary for Institutional Advancement, said, “We are enormously grateful for the strong leadership of our pastors and volunteers who are essential to the success of the Catholic Appeal in their parishes. We have witnessed a rebuilding of faith and support for the many good works of mercy through the generosity of so many parishioners across our 288 parishes. Contributions have increased 9% and total donors have increased 2% over the past three years. In fact, the 2016 Appeal exceeded 50,000 donors for the first time in over a decade.”
The Catholic Appeal supports ministry and programs in 288 parishes and 118 schools.