Your Gift Supports

Nearly 40 Ministries

2018 Appeal Distribution  | $10,200,000

100% of your donation goes to support ministry operations. No Appeal funds were, are, or will ever be used for legal expenses or settlements.

In 2018, parishes received over $735,000 in rebates. As of August 5, 2019, 15 parishes have qualified for rebates. These funds directly benefit your parish.

Catholic Charities

15.0%

High School Capital Grants

11.3%

Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

10.0%

Religious & Ordained Ministries (Seminaries)

9.0%

Spiritual & Pastoral Outreach

8.3%

Other Grants

7.4%

Appeal Rebates to Parishes

7.2%

Religious Education and Schools

7.0%

Catholic Communications

6.1%

Evangelization & Family Life

4.0%

Appeal Campaign Costs

3.7%

Parish Emergency Assistance

2.6%

Campus Ministry

2.5%

Hispanic Ministry/ Centro San Juan Diego

2.3%

Social Ministry

2.0%

Camps & Outdoor Science Education

1.6%

Catholic Charities

15.0%

High School capital Grants

11.3%

Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

10.0%

Religious & Ordained Ministries (Seminaries)

9.0%

Spiritual & Pastoral Outreach

8.3%

Other Grants

7.4%

Appeal Rebates to Parishes

7.2%

Religious Education and Schools

7.0%

Catholic Communications

6.1%

Evangelization & Family Life

4.0%

Appeal Campaign Costs

3.7%

Parish Emergency Assistance

2.6%

Campus Ministry

2.5%

Hispanic Ministry/ Centro San Juan Diego

2.3%

Social Ministry

2.0%

Camps & Outdoor Science Education

1.6%

You are Ensuring the Lifelong

Benefits of a Catholic Education

2019-2020 Catholic School Stats

Donors Respond Enthusiastically

Nine Choirs of Angels Levels of Leadership Giving

Seraphim
$50,000+
Cherubim
$35,000-$49,999
Throne
$25,000-$34,999
Dominion
$20,000-$24,999
Virtue
$15,000-$19,999
Power
$10,000-$14,999
Principality
$5,000-$9,999
Archangel
$2,500-$4,999
Guardian Angel
$1,000-$2,499

The “Nine Choirs of Angels” Levels of Leadership Giving was created as a guide to assist donors in offering a stewardship- based gift. Stewardship is the realization that everything we have – our families, possessions, careers – is a free and unmerited gift from God. This year, a record number of contributors have enthusiastically embraced the call to stewardship. A sincere gratitude is extended to more than 1,200 donors who support the works of the Church through monthly recurring gifts. Monthly donations help ensure consistent ministry operations throughout the year. A monthly gift of only $84 will enroll a donor at the Guardian Angel level.

How You Helped

You Helped Make this Possible

Your donation has far-reaching effects. For example, last year’s Appeal donations were prudently invested in numerous archdiocesan ministries that helped:

  • Deepen the faith lives of 36,000 individuals through religious education
  • Advance the academic studies and spiritual formation of nearly 70 Denver seminarians
  • Strengthen our Catholic School System which educates and forms over 8,500 students
  • Provide 202,000 nights of shelter to the homeless
  • Serve 612,000 meals to the needy
  • Host over 3,000 people at the Annunciation Heights Summer Camp and JP II Outdoor Lab

You are Extending our Faith for Generations to Come

A portion of every Appeal donation is allocated to our two seminaries to help prepare our future priests.

Restored Hope

Your Appeal Gift Helps Catholic Charities Help Others

As the social services arm of the Church, Catholic Charities receives essential funding through its appeals, events, and grants to assist those in need. Regrettably, the number of individuals who turn to Catholic Charities for relief continues to rise. The Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal is pleased to extend financial assistance to Catholic Charities to help close the gap between its growing number of clients and the dollars required to meet their needs.

Jennifer’s dream was to reunite her two daughters with their father. When her plans failed and her savings were depleted, the father abandoned them at the steps of Catholic Charities’ Samaritan House. Desperate for food and shelter for her daughters, Jennifer entered the homeless shelter where she was offered not only food and warm beds, but hope, support, education for her daughters, and family-oriented services. Upon completion of a four-month program that equips families with essential tools to become self-sufficient and avoid the downward spiral to homelessness, Jennifer remarked, “I saw how much the Samaritan House program helps people and it made me believe again. It restored my faith in humanity and gave me hope that it was going to get better.”

Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal Update

As of August 5, 2019

The Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal remains the lifeblood for many corporal and spiritual works of mercy. To help others in need, the involvement of all parishioners is essential.

Goal

$10,353,986

Pledged to Date

$7,616,692

Difference

-$2,737,294

Paid to Date

$6,518,811

Donors (pledged and one-time gifts)

17,790

Donors (monthly recurring gifts)

1,238

Jovanna Morales

Persevering to become a professional

“Education is a treasure that no one can take away from us,” notes Jovanna Morales, who completed her bachelor’s degree in business administration through Centro San Juan Diego’s online college program. Jovanna left Mexico 18 years ago with only one semester left to finish her psychology degree. However, life took her on a different path. In the United States, she got married, had a child, and helped with her husband’s plumbing business. Nevertheless, she always envisioned herself becoming a professional. So, when she learned about Centro’s program, she chose a field of study that would help her grow the family business. The variety of courses in the program helped Jovanna successfully analyze the company and make necessary changes, such as finding jobs for the employees that best matched their skills. Over her four and a half years of study, she also greatly improved her confidence, self-expression, and ability to use a computer. Despite the challenges and obstacles along the way, Jovanna shares that earning a college degree has helped her broaden her horizons and serve as an example for her son. “ ‘ I can’t’ should not exist,” she says “but rather, the opposite, ‘I can.’ ” Now that she has completed her degree, she plans to become more involved in her husband’s company and would also like to gain further experience by working elsewhere. She is on her way, as this new professional already has a few job offers on the table. Congratulations, Jovanna!

Centro San Juan Diego provides adult education classes to more than 5,000 Hispanic individuals annually.

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