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Annual Catholic Appeal

With Heartfelt Gratitude


Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,


We have faced many challenges in our world— from diseases and social upheavals to climate disasters and economic uncertainty. Still, we hope, because the Lord has walked with us, and we have walked with each other. The Lord’s table has sustained us. This year’s Annual Catholic Appeal echoes these experiences.


This year, our theme is Together at the table. It evokes the Last Supper and the story of the two disciples on the way to Emmaus who are together at the table with the Lord. In these images, we know ourselves as gathered together, as fed by the Eucharist, and as missionary disciples sent into the world. Closely connected to this is Pope Francis’ call for a synodal Church, that is, a Church “on the road together.” When we are together at the table, the altar of the Lord’s sacrifice, we find the true means that sustain us on our shared journey homeward.


Please consider joining me to support this year’s Appeal, so that together we can be instruments of God’s grace. Your generous contribution— I can assure you—will be a source of blessing for many people and for you yourself and your loved ones. Thank you. 


Sincerely yours in Christ,

Cardinal Blase Cupich

Archbishop of Chicago

About the Annual Catholic Appeal

The Annual Catholic Appeal is an annual fundraising campaign that supports the parishes, schools, ministries, programs and agencies that serve the educational, physical and spiritual needs of the people of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Through Catholic Relief Services, the Appeal also serves people around the world, regardless of religious affiliation, whose lives are devastated by natural disasters, illnesses, wars and famine.
Faith is alive in parishes and schools, soup kitchens and counseling centers, on street corners and in churches. It’s lived through people of all backgrounds, from every neighborhood. People everywhere come together to support one another. It is in this spirit that the Appeal exists: to bring support gifts, and build strong communities through faith and your generosity.
Your Gift's Impact
Your contributions and generosity are deeply appreciated, much needed and make a real difference in the lives of many. 
Each of us is responsible for the well-being of others within our Archdiocese and throughout world. The Annual Catholic Appeal is an opportunity to meaningfully support Catholic education, faith formation, community life ministries and programs for peace and justice here and everywhere. 
Careful thought is given to the use of each and every gift. They are gifts to support God’s work, and we use them accordingly. 
In order to help understand the larger story of the Annual Catholic Appeal, we invite you to read the most recent issue of the LUMEN magazine.
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