What is the Annual Catholic Appeal?
The Annual Catholic Appeal is about being Catholic and recognizing there are priests and deacons to be trained, social services for the needy and poor to be offered, Catholic schools to sustain and grow, retired priests and nuns to support and so much more! The Annual Appeal allows you to join thousands of Catholics to support more than 60 ministries and services throughout Western Washington. Your support is essential to our mission – without YOU, there would be no Church. Thanks to your generosity, our church is here in times of need providing comfort and hope. Visit the Archdiocese of Seattle’s Website for More Info
Some of the ministries supported by your gift include:
|♦ Catholic Faith Formation||♦ Cultural & Ethnic Minstry|
|♦ Catholic Youth Organization||♦ Catholic Schools|
|♦ Youth and Young Adult Evangelization||♦ Sisters’ Retirement|
|♦ Catholic Community Services||♦ Tribunal|
|♦ Retired Priests’ Medical Care & Priests’ Pension||♦ Seminarian Formation|
|♦ Diaconate & Religious Life||♦ Lay Ministry Services|
Our assessment this year is $148,137 but our parish goal is $210,000. Every dollar that we raise over that amount comes back to our parish in the form of a rebate. The money we receive over and above our assessment would be used for two purposes:
Improvements to Our Kitchen
$25,000 will enable us to complete the improvements to the kitchen in Camerman Hall. Since we started Mary’s Place four years ago we have been pushing the old kitchen to the limit. Our rebate last year was not enough to fix all the items we had earmarked. As Deacon Bill mentioned we have served up to 250 people on Monday nights, and average about 150 of the homeless, hungry and lonely on a regular basis. Our kitchen facilities just are not adequate to keep up the high level of service and quality we need to offer to our guests.
Support St. Francis Primary School
All additional money received will support the school, St Francis Bihomborwa Primary School at Father Justus’ parish in Uganda.
Support St. Francis Bihomborwa Primary School
There are currently only three classrooms for 650 students. With your help, Father would like to build four more classrooms at a cost of $25,000. If we raise $5,000 more, he can put desks and chairs in those classrooms. Any money beyond that would pay for textbooks for the students.
Prayers are also always needed & encouraged.
If it is not possible for you to give anything at this time, just write in $0 for your pledge amount, and we will assume your prayerful support!
Our Progress Thus Far:
Total Amount Pledged: $177,420
Participating Households: 358
Additional Classrooms for
St. Francis Primary School
Desks & Chairs for St. Francis Primary School