Thank you for your interest in supporting the 2020 Annual Appeal of the Archdiocese of Washington!
Now in its 51st year of supporting the mission and ministries of our local church, the Annual Appeal is leading 2020 with the theme Hearts Filled with Hope. These words of Archbishop Gregory, which he gave during his Installation Mass homily last May, convey the hope that is shared by thousands in our Archdiocese who continue to preach the Gospel in word and action and whose work is supported by your Annual Appeal gift.
We encourage you to read about the Appeal in Action and to explore our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this information will inspire you to give generously to our 2020 Annual Appeal, which you can do here. We also offer many other Ways to Give.
100% of your gift is restricted to the ministries and programs that are a part of the Annual Appeal. Not a penny will go into another fund, nor to legal or settlement fees, nor to the costs to conduct the Appeal, which are provided from separate revenue sources.
Finally, if you are a parish leader, please click here for resources to conduct the Appeal at your parish.
Thank you for your support, and may God bless you and fill you with hope!
As we go about our day-to-day lives in the communities we love and are happy to serve, we carefully navigate numerous obstacles in our path. Undeterred, as a people of faith committed to good, we persevere due to our belief that we can and should become a part of something greater than ourselves.
It is our understanding that with our helping hands, hope is extended to those around us in the most real way. This hope is critical to all kinds of life improvements. In this exchange, hope fills our heart while extending hope in the form of comfort to our neighbor.
With our witness of hope and love for the people we encounter daily, we actively share the Love of Christ that sustains us.
As I have been traveling throughout our archdiocese since becoming your Archbishop last Spring, I am deeply touched by our faith communities in every parish and school. Your untiring dedication and works of light and compassion for our sisters and brothers is such a heartwarming response to our Christian call.
In 2020, I look forward to visiting you and your parish/school community as we go about our mission to reach many more people – young and old and in-between – who are served by our archdiocesan ministries and programs in the ongoing renewal of the Church and the world in Christ.
As we begin this new calendar year, the needs in our communities are greater than ever before. To help our growing ministries best respond and to keep our Catholic faith vibrantly alive, I ask you to consider a gift of financial support to our 2020 Annual Appeal.
With your participation, we are able to tangibly share hope throughout our local Church here in the Archdiocese of Washington.
Thank you for your sacrificial commitment to our vital work in the service of our Lord. Together, with hearts filled with hope, we can provide hope, comfort, and strength in our communities.