Annual Catholic Appeal

Editorial | With the support of St. Louis Catholics, the ACA funds vital ministries

Ticket revenue, parking, concessions, souvenirs and naming rights ... these are terms associated with professional sports franchises.

Such revenue streams fund games that entertain us. Games and entertainment are ancillary aspects of life far beyond universal needs such food, clothing and roofs over our heads. In other words, foreign concepts to the poor and downtrodden, people striving to survive day-by-day.

Appeal builds the Church, reaches out in charity

Lindenwood University Newman Center has moved to a new building off campus and its expanded facilities include a chapel. Students held their weekly spiritual group talk and ate a barbeque together. Henry Geerling and Sarah Entwistle smiled as the listened to a talk on the Euchartist. In the background are Matt Deken, Nick Loeffler and Connor Stinehart.

Most of us are fortunate enough to have our basic needs met. Food, clothing and housing are essentials that generally are easy to come by; but for thousands in the archdiocese, the reality is much different.

Through the Annual Catholic Appeal, Catholics are called to build the Church through their generous support, which makes possible thousands of miracles in the lives of those the Church serves every day.

Annual Catholic Appeal starts with ‘One Heart in Charity’

As the Annual Catholic Appeal kicks off in parishes across the archdiocese this week, Catholics are called to build the Church through their generous support, which makes possible thousands of miracles in the lives of those the Church serves every day.

“The Courage to Love” bears fruit for the Annual Catholic Appeal

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The 2016 Annual Catholic Appeal has raised nearly $14.9 million, exceeding its $13.5 million goal.

More than 51,000 households participated in the appeal, which provides funding for services and outreach in the 11 counties of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Editorial | Annual Catholic Appeal enables acts of courage and missionary discipleship

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Today, we announce and celebrate the success of the 2016 Annual Catholic Appeal. More than 51,000 households contributed almost 15 million to help build the Church. Thank you for your unwavering stewardship. By giving like this, even in the midst of the Beyond Sunday Campaign, you once again have demonstrated our unity and shown why St. Louis is such a remarkable archdiocese.

Annual Catholic Appeal: The Courage to Love

The Doorways organization, which is supported by the Annual Catholic Appeal, provides affordable, secure housing and related services for people living with HIV and AIDS. Archbishop John L. May was among a group of interfaith and civic leaders who proposed the vision for Doorways in the 1980s, in response to the AIDS epidemic. Tracy Unger, right, visited James Frederick in his room at Doorways.

What is courage?

The root of the word — cor — is Latin for heart. The second part of the word — rage — symbolizes a fierceness or passion.

So in other words, courage is about giving it all you've got, from the heart.

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