Annual Appeal

What is the Annual Catholic Appeal?  The Annual Catholic Appeal is about being Catholic and recognizing there are priests and deacons to be trained, social services for the needy and poor to be offered, Catholic schools to sustain and grow, retired priests and nuns to support and so much more!

The Annual Appeal allows you to join thousands of Catholics to support more than 60 ministries and services throughout Western Washington. Your support is essential to our mission – without YOU, there would be no Church. Thanks to your generosity, our church is here in times of need providing comfort and hope.

How is the Annual Catholic Appeal different from my parish stewardship pledge?  

Annual Catholic Appeal

  • Occurs in the Spring of each year
  • Archdiocesan campaign (Denominational)
  • Supports over 60 ministries and services throughout Western Washington
  • Pledge to the Archdiocese – May to April
  • Donations processed through Archdiocese

Parish Stewardship of Treasure

  • Occurs in the Fall of each year
  • Parish renewal (Congregational)
  • Provides parish ordinary income
  • Yearly pledge to the parish – January to December
  • Donations processed through the parish

What ministries does my gift support?  There are 175 parishes and missions in the Archdiocese, serving 579,500 Catholics. When you give a gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal, your money goes to support over 60 ministries and services.

Some of the ministries supported by your gift include:

♦ Catholic Faith Formation ♦ Multicultural Ministries
♦ Catholic Youth Organization ♦ Catholic Schools
♦ Youth and Young Adult Evangelization ♦ Sisters' Retirement
♦ Catholic Community Services ♦ Tribunal
♦ Retired Priests' Medical Care & Priests' Pension ♦ Seminarian Formation
♦ Diaconate & Religious Life ♦ Lay Ecclesial Ministry

 

How does St. John the Evangelist benefit?  Parishes are direct recipients of the ministries and services supported by the Annual Catholic Appeal. In addition, any money received and exceeding the parish assigned goal is returned through a rebate to your parish to use for a stated project or as needed.   The rebate from the 2015 Annual Catholic Appeal helped retire the debt on the church while rebate from the 2016 ACA is earmarked for upgrades to our parish kitchen.

Our Parish Goal for 2017 is $125,471: last year pledges totaled $129,275!

This is a challenging goal, but we did it!  Click here to see our status!  Any rebate received this year will be used to install a permanent monument on the parish grounds to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in 2018.

For more information on the Annual Catholic Appeal, visit http://www.seattlearchdiocese.org/Stewardship/ACA/default.aspx

To donate to the Annual Catholic Appeal, visit https://www.seattlearchdiocese.org/Stewardship/ACA/donate.aspx