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.

What is the Annual Catholic Appeal?

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.

What ministries do my donations support?

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 is my dollar allocated?

 
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What's the difference?

Many parishioners inquire about the differences between Parish Stewardship and the Annual Catholic Appeal.  Here is a quick breakdown:

 

ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL

  • Catholics across Western Washington support the Archdiocesan campaign

  • Occurs in the Spring of each year

  • Pledge to the Archdiocese (May - April)

  • Donations processed through the Archdiocese

  • Archdiocese sends monthly reminders

  • Tax statement provided by the Archdiocese

  • Supports over 60 ministries throughout Western Washington including:

    • Catholic Community Services

    • Catholic schools department

    • College campus ministry services

    • Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)

    • Seminarian and Deacon candidate services

    • Priests' retirement

PARISH STEWARDSHIP

  • St. Nicholas parishioners support the Annual Parish campaign

  • Occurs in the Fall of each year

  • Pledge to the Parish (January - December)

  • Donations processed through the Parish

  • Parish sends bi-monthly envelopes

  • Tax statement provided by the parish office

  • Supports the ministries and good works of our parish community including:

    • St. Nicholas Catholic School

    • Sacramental preparation

    • Faith formation classes

    • Building maintenance

    • Pastor and parish staff

    • Other parish ministries and programs

 
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Do you have questions about the Annual Catholic Appeal? Contact:

Mary Shelton, Pastoral Administrator
(253) 948-3396
mary@stnicholascc.org

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In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’
— Acts 20:35