Annual Catholic Appeal

 

 It is that time of year for the
Annual Catholic Appeal.
Now more than ever your support is needed for the programs and ministries of the archdiocese.  Please read the letter that you will receive in May from Archbishop Etienne to learn about the Parish Solidarity Fund. 


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Thank you for your support of the Annual Catholic Appeal!  Your donation specifically supports the mission of the Catholic Church in Western Washington!


ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL MINISTRIES AND PROGRAMS:

For a list of some of the many ministries and programs supported by Annual Catholic Appeal dollars, please scroll to the bottom.


PARISH SOLIDARITY FUND:
In response to the significant financial impact of the pandemic on some of our parishes, this year Archbishop Etienne has initiated a Parish Solidarity Fund.  Ten percent of the funds collected from the Annual Catholic Appeal, excluding parish rebates, will be placed into a special fund to support parishes and schools who are being hit especially hard by the current economic downturn. 

The money from the 10% that goes into the Parish Solidarity Fund will be distributed in the form of grants to parishes who have a demonstrated need for emergency cash assistance as a result of the pandemic.


Also see the videos from staff at the archdiocese describing the impact of you donations in our community.

Criminal Justice Ministry with Joe Cotton:

 

Inclusion Ministry with Erica Cohen:

 

Hispanic Ministry with Bishop Elizondo:



MINISTRIES AND SERVICES SUPPORTED BY THE ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL: 

Some of the services and ministries supported by Annual Catholic Appeal Funds:

  • THE OFFICE OF EVANGELIZATION AND FORMATION:  Catholic Social Teaching, Faith Formation, Marriage and Family Life, Library Media Center, Parish and School Faith Formation (Religious Education) Youth and Young Adult Ministry.
  • OFFICE OF VICAR FOR CLERGY:  Promotes and supports the development of priests, seminarians, deacons, deacon candidates, and vocations to the priesthood and diaconate; and provides consultative services to support priests and staff as they serve parish communities.
  • OFFICE OF THE ARCHBISHOP
  • PARISH AND SCHOOL SERVICES – These programs directly support our parish and school: 
    • Office of Administration and Finance :  Accounting Office, Office of Property and Construction, Parish Financial Services, Insurance Department
    • Stewardship and Development Office: Annual Catholic Appeal, Planned Giving, Crozier Society, Parish Stewardship, Special Collections
    • Human Resources Department
    • Benefits and Payroll Department
    • Office of Catholic Schools: provides administrative, academic and marketing support for the 62 Catholic elementary schools and 11 Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle.
  • OFFICE OF PASTORAL CARE SERVICES: Hospital Ministry Services Criminal Justice Services, Cultural & Ethnic Ministry Services, CYO Athletics 
  • OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS: Includes NW Catholic Magazine (print and electronic), Social media.
  • RETIREMENT FOR PRIESTS AND SISTERS
  • CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES OF WESTERN WASHINGTON
    • Catholic Community Services of Western Washington (CCSWW) is the largest local private provider of assistance to poor and vulnerable people in the State of Washington.  It includes 12 family centers located throughout western Washington. 
    • Catholic Housing Services (CHS), formerly known as the Archdiocesan Housing Authority, provides permanent housing in approximately 50 properties located throughout western Washington.
    • CCSWW/CHS annually serves tens of thousands of persons through more than 150 programs.  The total budget for CCS and CHS is over $160M per year.   CCS/CHS utilizes government and private resources available in each community to provide services to the most poor and vulnerable in our communities.
  • WASHINGTON STATE CATHOLIC CONFERENCE (WSCC).  The WSCC serves as the public policy office for the three Catholic dioceses in Washington State

WAYS TO GIVE TO THE ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL

  • Donate Online with credit/debit/direct bank withdrawal – www.seattlearchdiocese.org/donate
  • Pledge Only – submit your pledge (through the pledge card, envelope or online) and you will be sent monthly reminders.
  • Cash or Check – make checks payable to Annual Catholic Appeal
  • Donate Stock – call 800-422-5417 for broker instructions
  • Donate through your IRA – contact your IRA administrator and have your gift sent directly to the ACA Office, 710 9th Ave, Seattle WA 98104 – include your name, ACA ID# and the parish you want the gift credit to go to.
  • Payroll Deduction – some employers offer this option – check with yours

Can your gift be doubled? 
Many companies MATCH gifts to the Annual Catholic Appeal! Check if your employer has a Matching Gift program and help your parish maximize their Annual Catholic Appeal Rebate! Once your payment has been received OR pledge has been paid in full, you can apply for the match per your employer’s instructions. (Tax ID# 91-0778147)

Thank you for you consideration!   


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