The 2016 Appeal and The Jubilee Year of Mercy
“Wherever there are Christians, everyone should find an Oasis of Mercy.”
-Pope Francis, The Face of Mercy
This year’s tie to the Jubilee Year of Mercy is very strong and has been well-received. In a letter to parishioners, Bishop Soto asks “…in this Jubilee Year of Mercy that we all recognize that our generosity flows from God’s abundant mercy towards us. The Appeal is one way we call all act on the generous Mercy God has shown to each of us.”
The Appeal supports more than 100 programs that put Pope Francis’ reflection on the face of mercy into action. Every day, countless good works are happening in the Diocese of Sacramento because you support the Annual Catholic Appeal.
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.
The 2015 Final Results
2015 results say a lot about God’s people in the Diocese of Sacramento. The 2015 concluded on January 31, 2016. Nearly 24,000 gifts were received: more than $3.4 million in commitments. Detailed results will be sent to parishes in the coming weeks.
You make the difference
Prayerfully consider joining Bishop Soto again in extending a helping hand and the love of Christ to thousands of our neighbors in need. Contributions to the 2015 Annual Catholic Appeal can be made through January 31, 2015 with an online donation or through your parish. The 2016 Annual Catholic Appeal begins February 1, 2016.
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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 need-based tuition assistance to those families who desire a Catholic education for their children but cannot afford it.
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 be good stewards and to put our Catholic faith into action.