A Message from Archbishop Carlson

Stories reveal who we are. They bind us together and preserve our memories. Stories teach important lessons about life and faith. Every story - including yours - contributes to who we are as Church and reveals Christ Himself to the world.

The Annual Catholic Appeal is one important way for us to share our story and to reach out to those who are suffering and in need, the weak and the abandoned, in every neighborhood and community in our archdiocese. Your generous response will help make possible many remarkable stories of hope and joy!

All of these stories tell one story...the story of Christ among us. Your support helps make the story of our Catholic Church in St. Louis complete. Please know that your and your loved ones are in my prayers.

Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson
Archbishop of St. Louis 


THE 2018 FINANCIAL GOAL IS $14.2 MILLION

Approximately 91 cents of every dollar raised goes back into the community in the form of direct services.

HOW YOUR GIFT IS USED

The Annual Catholic Appeal supports the following programs and ministries. If you need assistance or help in any way, please call today.

All gifts are designated in advance for the services listed.

CULTURE OF LEADERSHIP
Archdiocesan Seminary   $760,000   314.792.6100
Stewardship and Development Support for Parishes, Schools and Agencies   520,000   314.792.7680
Laity and Family Life   450,000   314.792.7180
Vocation Programs   400,000   314.792.6460
Paul VI Institute/Adult Catechesis   290,000   314.792.7450
Natural Family Planning   200,000   314.997.7576
ACA Urgent Needs Fund   112,000   314.792.7680
Parish Emergency Assistance Fund   85,000   314.792.7680
Elementary Teachers Educational Fund   75,000   314.792.7300
High School Stewardship Essay Program   55,000   314.792.7680
Support for Religious Orders   25,000   314.792.7251
Catholic Youth Apostolate   20,000   314.792.7600
MISSIONARY DISCIPLESHIP
Care for Active and Retired Priests   $725,000   314.792.7034
St. Charles Lwanga Center   145,000   314.367.7929
Catholic St. Louis Magazine   80,000   314.792.7500
Rural Parish Workers   55,000   636.586.5171
Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis   50,000   314.373.8200
Latin America Apostolate   50,000   314.792.7655
Catholic Renewal Center   25,000   314.801.8688
Messengers of Peace Mission Work   25,000   314.792.7655
HUMAN DIGNITY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBLITY
Catholic Charities   $1,300,000   314.367.5500
Respect Life Apostolate   325,000   314.792.7555
Regina Cleri Priests Retirement Home   315,000   314.968.2240
Hispanic Ministry   195,000   314.792.7890
Rural Parish Clinic   100,000   314.256.5963
Our Lady of Guadalupe Convent   100,000   314.449.6812
Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service   90,000   636.441.1302
Criminal Justice Ministry   65,000   314.652.8062
Archbishop's Charity Fund   50,000   314.792.7680
Immigrant and Refugee Support   40,000   314.772.1525
Parish Food Pantries   35,000   314.792.7680
Doorways HIV Ministry   25,000   314.535.1919
Peter and Paul Community Services, Shelter at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish   10,000   314.231.9923
CATHOLIC EDUCATION
Elementary School Assistance   $2,000,000   314.792.7300
Archdiocesan High Schools   1,170,000   314.792.7300
Continuing Formation of Priests   615,000   314.792.7550
Special Education   300,000   314.792.7300
Parochial High Schools   260,000   314.792.7300
Newman Centers on College Campuses   255,000   314.935.9191
Today and Tomorrow Educational Fund   100,000   314.792.7621
Permanent Diaconate   90,000   314.792.7430
OTHER
Annual Catholic Appeal Expenses   $1,335,000   314.792.7680
Reserve for Unpaid Pledges   852,000   314.792.7680
Archdiocesan Services   426,000   314.792.7680
         
2018 Appeal Goal:  $14,200,000