Next week, Catholics across the Archdiocese will be invited to pledge their support to the ministries supported by the Catholic Appeal that directly benefit St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parish. Thank you for your prayers and support for a successful 2016 Appeal.
What is the Catholic Appeal? The Catholic Appeal is the annual campaign that supports the 50 central ministries carrying out the mission of our Church in the Archdiocese of Boston.
What are the central ministries? Central ministries help to serve the needs of all 289 parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston. While enriching parish life, central ministries also strengthen families, educate and inspire future generations, and help advance Church leadership.
How much funding does the Catholic Appeal provide for the Archdiocese of Boston? The Appeal provides about half of the funding. Funding also is provided through fees, endowments, and major gifts. The budget for the Archdiocese is available at BostonCatholic.org under “Annual Report.”
Look for more info in next week’s Bulletin on Appeal Weekend, including a special video homily from Cardinal O’Malley during Mass.