Christ’s Light shines through us always, especially when we share it with others in the love we show, the hope we provide, the gifts we give, and the ministries we deliver.

You can support archdiocesan parishes and schools,
and more than 100 worthwhile life-affirming ministries by making your pledge or gift today
to You Are the Light of the World, the 2023 Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries.

Appeal gifts are never used for purposes other than those stipulated in the End of Year Summary, including for legal costs incurred by the Archdiocese of Baltimore for any reason.

Our Pastors Write about the Impact of the Appeal

“The Annual Appeal and the ministries it helps fund, both at the parish and archdiocesan level, help direct our efforts at preserving and enhancing the life of our local Church and the lives of those we serve.”

–  Father Francis Ouma
(read more)

“One candle can be a small light in the darkness
but when more and more candles are lit,
the whole room becomes bright.”

– Father Keith Boisvert
(read more)

“I invite you to share your faith with others and be part of something bigger by supporting the programs and ministries funded by the Annual Appeal.”

– Monsignor Richard J. Bozzelli
(read more)

“When we unite our individual lights, we celebrate our collective faith and put forth the much-needed action that helps our Church in significant ways.” 

– Father Kevin Ewing
(read more)


This year, we have made joining your neighbors
in supporting the Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries easier than ever.


Reach out to your parish community to learn how to participate in this vital initiative.


Visit us here to make your gift or pledge by credit card.



Make your check payable to Annual Appeal
and mail it to
Archdiocese of Baltimore
Department of Advancement
320 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD  21201


Email us at to learn how to make a gift of appreciated stock or to give by way of IRA distribution or donor-advised fund.

If you have any questions about the Annual Appeal,
please call us at 410-547-5356 or reach out to us by email at


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A Prayer to Accept Your Invitation


help enable me to accept Your invitation

to grow closer to You

to express thanks for Your sacrifice

to join my fellow faithful

as guests at Your table

to recognize, yes, the suffering You went through,

but also the divine joy You bring to my life

to share that joy with others

to help draw that joy out from them

to help grow and strengthen Your community

to decipher Your singular and inherent goodness,

allowing it to enfold and enwrap me

so that, nestled in its abundance,

I am empowered to serve as but one

of Your many

missionary disciples.