Annual Catholic Appeal


Months ago, no one could have predicted how the pandemic would affect our parishes, and wider Catholic community here in the Archdiocese of Seattle. Through the incredible dedication and support of you and other Catholics throughout Western Washington, our Catholic communities continue to serve, lead, pray, and give. Your good stewardship helps us to continue the work of Jesus Christ and the mission of His church.

Each year at this time, Archbishop Etienne invites us to support the essential ministries and shared services of the Archdiocese through the Annual Catholic Appeal. The mission continues ---but the impact of the pandemic has created extraordinary circumstances for our parish and our regional church, the Archdiocese. Your participation is critical!

If you are not sure what to give, would you consider a gift of $365 ($1 per day) ? Because of the current limitations on Mass attendance due to the pandemic, we have three simple ways to for you to donate:



What is the Annual Catholic Appeal?
The Annual Catholic Appeal funds various ministries and services throughout the Archdiocese of Seattle. Through your generous giving, our 172 parishes & missions and 74 schools help to provide A Future Full of Hope for thousands of people throughout Western Washington.

How does the Annual Appeal differ from my parish stewardship giving?

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 172 parishes and missions in the Archdiocese, serving 579,500 Catholics. Your gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal helps support more than 60 ministries and services.

Some of the ministries supported by your gift include:

♦ Pastoral Care & Outreach Ministries   ♦ Youth and Young Adults
♦ Catholic Faith Formation   ♦ Catholic Schools
♦ Family & Cultural Ministries   ♦ Catholic Community Services

How does my Parish 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.

How much should I give to the Annual Appeal?
Please consider a contribution of 1% of your annual income to support the Archdiocese.

Last year’s average gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal was $385. Your donation will help provide the necessary services and ministry resources that can benefit all parishes.

Pledge Plan to reach our Goal
Annual Household Earnings 1% Pledge 10 Monthly Payments
$10,000 $100 $10
$20,000 $200 $20
$25,000 $250 $25
$30,000 $300 $30
$36,500 $365 $36.50
$40,000 $400 $40
$50,000 $500 $50
$75,000 $750 $75
$80,000 $800 $80
$90,000 $900 $90
$100,000 $1,000 $100