The Appeal is solely dedicated to the social mission of the Church. Your gift matters in 2020.
Together we bring Christ to others
The 2020 Annual Catholic Appeal emphasizes that the finest gifts we have to offer are the mercy and joy of the Lord Jesus. Bishop Soto reminds us that whenever we share in the mission of Jesus, we do so as His friends and companions. We become messengers of mercy and heralds of hope for others.
Thank you for your heartfelt response in 2019.
2019 results demonstrate once again that God’s people in the Diocese of Sacramento are committed to ensuring that, here in Northern California, our neighbors in need can experience His healing presence. $3.9 million in commitments were received from 24,000 Catholics. Detailed results will be sent to parishes in the coming weeks.
You make the difference. 261,000 were helped last year.
Prayerfully consider a gift in 2020 with an online donation or through your parish. Your gift helps ensure that throughout the year, a helping hand and the love of Christ can be extended to thousands of our brothers and sisters in need.
Everyone benefits from your gift
The Poor and the Vulnerable
Your generosity enables Catholic charitable organizations and parish ministries to assist people who are in desperate need. Not everyone can be on the front lines providing assistance. Through the Annual Catholic Appeal we can all provide resources that go directly to the organizations in need of support. We can all be there for others through the Appeal.
Seminarians and Catholic Education
The Appeal provides critical support to offset the rising cost of education for seminarians currently in formation to serve as priests in our diocese. The Appeal also provides funds for Catholic School tuition assistance in our most economically challenged communities.
Parish Social Service Ministries
25% of funds contributed to the Appeal are returned to each parish for its own social service ministries. Your participation in the Annual Catholic Appeal has enabled parishes to add new ministries, expand existing programs or support local Catholic community charities.
Each of Us
The Annual Catholic Appeal is an opportunity for each of us to go forth and proclaim the Gospel in our lives by sharing our resources with others in need.