Appeal in Action

“I ask you to assist me as together we try to respond to the call to let our works speak for us and let our good deeds manifest our efforts to bring about a world of justice, truth, peace and love. Our hope is that our goodness might in fact help us merit, as the Gospel tells us, to enter the kingdom of heaven.” – Cardinal Donald Wuerl

Caring for All


Respecting Life

Sanctuaries for Life offers expectant mothers a network of medical, tangible, emotional and spiritual assistance. By coordinating affordable prenatal and delivery care and linking mothers to resources for food, housing and mentoring support services, Sanctuaries for Life provides hope for unborn babies and their mothers.


Homeless Outreach

St. Maria’s Meals offers warm and nutritious meals to those in need throughout the DC area. The program’s outreach continues to grow rapidly, having expanded in the past year to include three locations, the newest serving breakfast on Friday mornings in Langley Park, MD.


Spanish Catholic Center

The Spanish Catholic Center provides essential services to immigrants from around the world. The multicultural staff at the Center offer services including medical and dental clinics, job training programs, English classes, a food pantry, and more to clients.

Sharing Our Faith


Campus Ministry

Campus ministries like the Catholic Student Center at the University of Maryland, serve students, faculty and staff, inviting them to grow in relationship with God, deepen their faith, and build community. Through worship services, retreats and other programs, campus ministries provide for the sacramental and pastoral needs of young people.



The Office of Catechesis provides an essential component of evangelization in the Archdiocese of Washington. Its aim is not simply to instruct, but to form people as Christian disciples, to accompany them to an encounter with Jesus Christ and to build a living and vibrant Church community.



The archdiocesan communication team shares the Gospel message using traditional and new media. Your Appeal donations will help the staff spread the Good News with powerful communication tools such as websites, social media, videos and the Sunday TV Mass.

Preparing to Lead



Here in the Archdiocese of Washington we strive to promote an environment where young men are invited and encouraged to be open to the call to the priesthood. Your Appeal donations help to make this mission a reality. Quo Vadis events and discernment retreats offer high school aged men and young adults spaces to prayerfully reflect on their calling.


Catholic Education

Catholic identity is intrinsic to our schools. With a strong educational foundation and rigorous academic programs, our students are prepared to meet today’s challenges and opportunities. Without tuition assistance supported by your Appeal donations, many children couldn’t experience the integration of academics and a faith encounter. Learn more about Catholic Education in this article from Dr. Jem Sullivan, Secretary for Education.


Diversity and Outreach

The Office of Cultural Diversity and Outreach works to assist pastors and parish leaders in building communities that welcome and support the unique spiritual needs of those belonging to different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Contact Us

Annual Appeal
P.O. Box 29260
Washington, DC 20017-0260

For More Information

Elizabeth Shaughney
Director, Annual Appeal
Telephone: 301-853-4574
Email: [email protected]