Annual Catholic Appeal

Every day, countless good works are happening in the Diocese of Sacramento because you support the Annual Catholic Appeal. The 2014 Annual Catholic Appeal is approaching $3 million in commitments from nearly 19,000 participants. We continue, with God’s grace, to help others in their most desperate moments. 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.

2015 is the 25th year of providing hope and help through the Annual Catholic Appeal. Your generous sacrifice will:

  • Help a network of dedicated Catholic social service agencies care for the ever-growing numbers of families overwhelmed with just surviving day to day.
  • Help families apply for tuition assistance so their children could have a Catholic education
  • Help seminarians devote themselves fully to their studies as they prepare to serve as our priests.
  • Help parishes respond to a wide array of local community needs with their 25% share of Annual Appeal funds received.
There is so much good work yet to be done. 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 2014 Annual Catholic Appeal can be made through January 31, 2015 with an online donation or through your parish. The 2015 Annual Catholic Appeal begins February 1, 2015.

May God bless us in this worthwhile effort to build the kingdom of God here in the Diocese of Sacramento.

To learn more, please click the image below to watch the Appeal video.

Watch the Annual Catholic Appeal Video

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.

Chart displaying how your gift will be allocated