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    2016 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal

    Most Reverend William E. Lori is pleased to announce the launch of the 2016 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, A Light Brightly Visible.  Learn More »

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    Enriching Parish Life

    Some parishes use Appeal monies that are rebated to fund capital projects and operating expenses, to reduce outstanding debt, or to build endowment.  Learn More »

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    Community Outreach

    Programs like Our Daily Bread, serving more than a quarter million meals to the hungry…receive funds from the Annual Appeal.  Learn More »

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    Last year, the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal provided $430,000 in tuition assistance…helping to lessen the financial burden for families in need.  Learn More »

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    Strengthening Families

    “That is why our families, our homes, are true domestic churches. They are the right place for faith to become life…” Pope Francis, World Meeting of Families, 2015.  Learn More »

A Message From Archbishop Lori  (view the Archbishop's Homily here)

As Catholics living in the 21st Century, we, at first glance, seem to have very little in common with those early followers of Christ, who faced the very real fear of persecution for their beliefs.  However, though our day-to-day challenges seem to vary greatly from theirs, we share with them the need to constantly strive to reflect the light of Christ, as stated by Pope Paul VI from Vatican II's Lumen Gentium, No. 4  by "proclaiming the Gospel to every creature." And while Christ's light burns brightly within the Archdiocese of Baltimore, it often requires great effort to refuel. This is why this year's Archbishop's Annual Appeal, entitled A Light Brightly Visible, is so important to the success of our mission.

The Archbishop's Annual Appeal helps us to bring the Gospel to our community of faith and fulfill its spiritual needs. Indeed, the Appeal helps us radiate Christ's light, enabling our parishes to continue enriching the spiritual communities they have built, and to guide the Faithful through every stage of life by celebrating Mass and the Sacraments with them.


Archbishop Lori