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
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
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.
Our Catholic faith and the way we live it, has to be based on protecting the dignity of every human being.”
The Ministries and Offices Supported by the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal
|Life, Dignity, & Justice|
|Respect Life Ministry||150,000|
|Justice & Peace Ministries||150,000|
|Prison & Jail Ministry||150,000|
|Intercultural & Ethnic Diversity||350,000|
|Child & Youth Protection||150,000|
|Parish & Mission Support||300,000|
|Under-Resourced School Support||500,000|
|Parish Pre-School Programs||50,000|
|Youth & Young Adult Ministry||200,000|
|Marriage & Family Ministry||250,000|
|Pastoral Care Ministry||250,000|
|Refugee Resettlement Services||150,000|
Veterans Case Management
English Language Instruction
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.
Gifts of Securities
Donors can use their own broker/agent to transfer stock. If the stock has been held over one year, the donor does not have to pay capital gains tax on the stock, and is allowed a tax deduction for the full value of the stock.
See one of the following links for instructions:
- Instructions For Making a Charitable Gift of Securities
- Procedures for Donation of Mutual Fund Shares Held at Broker
If you have any questions regarding a gift of securities, please call 404-920-7407.
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
|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|