Annual Catholic Appeal

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.

Some of last year's projects included:

♦ Historic pipe organ restoration ♦ Assisted listening system in the church
♦ Parish Information Kiosk ♦ 150th Anniversary Memorial Project
♦ Immigrant Assistance Programs ♦ Parish Hall Kitchen Remodel


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

How is my dollar allocated?
For every dollar contributed:

How is my dollar allocated?