The 2017 Appeal promotes Mercy in Motion
“We as the Church have to be Mercy in Motion… that’s when we taste and see the Kingdom of God.”
-Jaime Soto, Bishop of Sacramento
Your gift is Mercy in Motion
The 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal keeps the Jubilee Year of Mercy alive. In his message to parishioners, Bishop Soto explains that supporting charitable works is, in itself, an act of mercy. “Not everyone can be on the frontlines of charity. Through the Annual Catholic Appeal, we can all keep ‘Mercy in Motion’ by helping our social service agencies and our own parishes care for families and individuals who struggle in poverty here in Northern California.”
The Appeal helps a vibrant network of dedicated Catholic social service agencies – and our own parishes – provide countless good works every day. Every time a child finds safety and hope, a family has a breakthrough, a marginalized person rebuilds a life of dignity, a seminarian moves closer to ordination or a student is able to stay in Catholic school, we are thankful for the generosity of Annual Catholic Appeal donors.
2016 Appeal Results
2016 results say a lot about God’s people in the Diocese of Sacramento. Nearly $3.6 million in commitments were received from more than 25,000 Catholics. Detailed results will be sent to parishes in the coming weeks.
You make the difference
Prayerfully consider extending a helping hand and the love of Christ to thousands of our neighbors in need with an online donation or through your parish.
Everyone benefits from your gift
The Poor and the Vulnerable
Your generosity enables Catholic charitable organizations and parish ministries in our neighborhoods to assist thousands of people desperately in need. Funds raised by the Annual Catholic Appeal go directly to the organizations that need our support.
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 putting Mercy in Motion.