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Barbara Shea Collins


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Barbara Shea Collins is the Director of the Annual Catholic Appeal for the Archdiocese of Chicago

Blog posts by Barbara Shea Collins

  • Monday, February 03, 2014

    2013 Annual Catholic Appeal – Results! 2014 Annual Catholic Appeal – Kick Off!

    As we conclude the 2013 Annual Catholic Appeal, we look forward to the 2014 Appeal. Its theme is drawn from Saint Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians – You are the temple of God.  We are God’s temple when, in His name and with His grace, we serve others and stand for justice, reconciliation, truth and respect for all life.  Our support can take many forms—prayers, financial contributions, personal witness, and giving our time to share our talents.

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  • Thursday, January 24, 2013

    2012 Annual Catholic Appeal – Results! 2013 Annual Catholic Appeal – Kick Off!

    I am pleased to report that, to date, almost 88,000 households have contributed nearly over $17,200,000 to the 2012 Annual Catholic Appeal. This inspiring generosity has characterized the response to the Appeal in recent years. It brings all of us such a profound sense of hope to know that even in these difficult economic times, the faithful of the Archdiocese of Chicago have continued to share what God has given them to support the critical work of the schools, parishes, agencies and ministries of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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  • Monday, January 23, 2012

    2011 Annual Catholic Appeal – Results! 2012 Annual Catholic Appeal – Kick Off!

    I am pleased to report that the 2011 Annual Catholic Appeal has raised a record $21,300,000 in pledges with $19,660,000 contributed.  This inspiring generosity has characterized the response to the Appeal in recent years.  It brings all of us such a profound sense of hope to know that even in these difficult economic times, the faithful of the Archdiocese of Chicago have continued to share what God has given them to support the critical work of the schools, parishes, agencies and ministries of the Archdiocese of Chicago. 

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  • Monday, February 14, 2011

    “The Kingdom of God starts with us, the people, within our hearts.”

    “Last Easter, I got to portray Jesus in the living Stations of the Cross.  It was a really cool experience and helped me better understand Jesus’ suffering.” 

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  • Monday, January 25, 2010

    2010 Annual Catholic Appeal Begins

    Saint Luke says of the earliest disciples, “…they left everything and followed Him.” That haunting phrase describes a full and completely generous commitment, and it describes the theme of this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal. Through the Annual Catholic Appeal, we rededicate ourselves as Christ’s disciples and a community of welcome, service, and support.

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