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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

Monday, January 19, 2015

2014 Annual Catholic Appeal – Results! 2015 Annual Catholic Appeal – Kick Off!

It is tremendously encouraging to know that the faithful of the Archdiocese of Chicago prioritize their support for the Church and her ministries. I am pleased to report that 65,000 households have contributed $14,500,000 to the 2014 Annual Catholic Appeal. This inspiring generosity brings all of us such a profound sense of hope to know that the people continue to share what God has given them to support the critical work of the schools, parishes, agencies and ministries of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

As we conclude the 2014 Annual Catholic Appeal, we look forward to the 2015 Appeal. Its theme is drawn from Saint Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians – Entrusted with Responsibility.   As those entrusted with responsibility, we respond to the good news of Jesus Christ when 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.

Since 1991, the Annual Catholic Appeal has made an extraordinary impact on the work of this local Church and the future generations of Jesus’ disciples. Through their loyalty and consistent generosity, the people of the Archdiocese have provided over $240,000,000 to help sustain Catholic schools, parishes, religious education programs and ministerial formation, initiatives to foster respect for life, as well as those that make the world more just, peaceful and loving. Through its support of Catholic Relief Services, the Annual Appeal serves people worldwide, without regard for religious affiliation, whose lives are devastated by natural disasters, illnesses, wars and famines.

All funds raised are carefully spent; it is money for God’s work, and we use it accordingly.  90 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to the schools, parishes, agencies and ministries of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Please consider joining me in making a generous gift to the 2015 Annual Catholic Appeal. Your contributions make a real difference in the lives of many.  Thank you.

For more information, please go to www.annualcatholicappeal.com or call 312-534-7959.

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