Please consider donating to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal.


Your gift impacts over 1,000,000 Catholics.

90 parishes. 14 missions. 198 diocesan priests. 79 religious priests. 79 women and men religious. 275 permanent deacons. 62 seminarians. 11,709 students in 15 archdiocesan elementary schools, 3 archdiocesan high schools and 7 independent Catholic schools. 46,010 students in parish religious education programs. 12 college campus ministries outreach ministries.

Evangelization to over 7 million people in north and central Georgia.

A message from Archbishop Gregory

Archbishop Gregory

My Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

We must speak to them with our hands, before we try to speak with our lips.” – St. Peter Claver

These simple and profound words of St. Peter Claver call us to action.  Much like the theme for the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, “Go, Therefore, and Make Disciples” they remind us to act upon the love of the Lord and openly share those actions of love with others. As we look to this year’s appeal, please reflect on that call of love and participate again, or for the first time, in this year’s Archbishop’s Annual Appeal.

I invite you to read the stories of our featured ministry spotlights, Fr. Ceballos, Kat Doyle, and Deacon Bill Donohue, and see the great impact your gift to the appeal enables. These examples are just a small snapshot of the important work being done in central and north Georgia – only made possible by your generous donations to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, the main funding source for all of the ministerial, outreach, education, formation and discipleship work of our archdiocese.

Thank you in advance for your thoughtful giving and support of our community.  May you be blessed beyond measure for all your kindness!

Gratefully in Christ,

 Wilton D. Gregory
Archbishop of Atlanta

  • Go Therefore, and Make, Disciples

2018 Ministry Spotlights

Serving over one million Catholics, the mission of the Archdiocese of Atlanta is to proclaim the Gospel of the Lord and grow all of central and north Georgia in faith, hope, love and service to others. Your gift to the 2018 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal empowers it all – the ministerial, outreach, education, formation and discipleship work of the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

Below are tangible examples of the wide-reaching impact of your gift to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal.

Fr. Gerardo Ceballos

Fr. Gerardo Ceballos

The Archbishop’s Annual Appeal gave me the opportunity to serve.”

Kay Doyle

Kat Doyle

Our Catholic faith and the way we live it, has to be based on protecting the dignity of every human being.”

Rev. Mr. Bill Donohue

Rev. Mr. Bill Donohue

After my diaconate formation, I see the world differently.”

Supported Ministries

Goal $8,500,000

The Ministries and Offices Supported by the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal



Seminarian Education 2,100,000
Permanent Diaconate 350,000
Priest Support & Retirement Care 650,000
Priest Continuing Formation 150,000

Education, Formation & Discipleship


Under-Resourced School Support 500,000
Parish Pre-School Programs 50,000
Campus Ministry 550,000
Religious Education 300,000
Youth & Young Adult Ministry 200,000
Marriage & Family Ministry 250,000
Pastoral Care Ministry 250,000
Eucharistic Congress 200,000

Catholic Charities


Refugee Resettlement Services 150,000
Immigration Services 150,000

Family Stabilization

Veterans Case Management

Housing Counseling

Foreclosure Intervention

English Language Instruction



Administrative Costs


Make A Gift

The following payment methods are accepted: cash, check (payable to “Archbishop’s Annual Appeal”), credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express), stocks and securities.

Small monthly payments can add up to a sizable gift. You may make a pledge and pay in up to 10 monthly installments.  Payments may be made through December 31, 2018.


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Gifts By Mail

Make payments to: “Archbishop’s Annual Appeal” using a check or money order and mail to:

Archbishop’s Annual Appeal
PO Box 6065
Albert Lea, MN 56007-6665

Please remember to include the name of your parish on your check.

If you have problems with or questions regarding gifts by mail, please contact Tracy Zelczak (404-920-7606) or Nancy Stoehr (404-920-7614) in the Office of Stewardship.

Gifts of Securities

To transfer a gift of securities, please click on the appropriate link below.

If you have questions regarding gifts of securities please contact Mary Ann Brown (404-920-7407) in the Office of Finance.

The Lumen Christi Society

Those giving levels indicated with an asterisk (*) are recognized as Lumen Christi Society Members. These are women and men whose examples of stewardship stand as a shining example before Christ. At the Easter Vigil Mass, after the new fire has been blessed outside the church, the Lumen Christi is the candle that brings light from the new fire of Christ to the Paschal Candle. Christ calls us to be the light of the world:

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” Mt 5:14-16

Giving Levels

Levels Amounts
Archbishop’s Circle* $20,000 or more
Benefactor* $10,000 – $19,999.99
Patron* $5,000 – $9,999.99
Supporter* $2,500 – $4,999.99
Circle of Charity $1,500 – $2,499.99
Circle of Faith $1,000 – $1,499.99
Circle of Hope $500 – $999.99
Circle of Mercy $250 – $499.99
Friends of the Archdiocese Up to $249.99

Parish Goals


2018 AAA Parish Goals 436 downloads

2018 AAA Parish Goals


2019 Archbishop's Annual Appeal - Parish Goals 28 downloads

2019 Archbishop's Annual Appeal - Parish Goals

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