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    2014 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal

    The Appeal provides critical support to the Church’s mission of protecting those in our community who are most in need.  Your support allows us to be the protectors Pope Francis reminds us we are called to be.  Learn More »

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    Education and Ministry

    Support for the Appeal will allow children the opportunity for formation in our Catholic Schools and fund evangelization ministries which enable us to carry out the mission of Christ.  Learn More »

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    Community Service

    The Appeal supports the many programs and services provided by Catholic Charities and other archdiocesan caregiving ministries.  Learn More »

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    One-quarter to one-half of every dollar given to the Appeal is returned to your parish, which can be used for tuition assistance, capital projects and parish specific programs.  Learn More »

A Message from Archbishop Lori - 2014 Archbishop's Annual Appeal Homily Here

Pope Francis, through his humility and personal warmth, reminds us that we can truly live integrated lives once we accept God's love in our hearts. That love, flowing from Christ in the Eucharist, is reflected in the world in our parish food pantries, our schools, and our programs serving the less fortunate of our brothers and sisters.

In this spirit of love and evangelization, I invite you to participate, however you are able, in the 2014 Archbishop's Annual Appeal, the theme of which, Be Protectors of God's Gifts, was inspired by our Holy Father's homily upon his papal installation. I invite you to prayerfully reflect upon your participation in the 2014 Appeal and your ability to not only protect  God's gifts but to share with others His abundant blessings.

With sincere gratitude for your support of our Church, I offer my heartfelt prayers for you and your loved ones.


Archbishop Lori