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Annual Catholic Appeal 2021

The Annual Catholic Appeal serves many programs and parishes.


The Annual Catholic Appeal is an annual fundraising campaign that supports the parishes, schools, ministries, programs and agencies that serve the educational, physical and spiritual needs of the people of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Through Catholic Relief Services, the Appeal also serves people around the world, regardless of religious affiliation, whose lives are devastated by natural disasters, illnesses, wars and famine.

Faith is alive in parishes and schools, soup kitchens and counseling centers, on street corners and in churches. It’s lived through people of all backgrounds, from every neighborhood. People everywhere come together to support one another. It is in this spirit that the Appeal exists: to bring support gifts, and build strong communities through faith and your generosity.

Please take a look at the LUMEN CORDIUM magazine [LINK]


This is especially important during these trying and challenging times. Many in our parishes are affected financially by the pandemic, and we encourage giving at all levels to support this initiative.
In addition to providing for ministries and services throughout the archdiocese, the Annual Catholic Appeal funds services in our own parish. Last year, the returned funds from the Appeal (funds returned to St. Edna after the parish goal has been met) allowed us to repair and replace areas of the parking lot.  For the 2021 Appeal, any money that exceeds our parish goal of $85,783.00 will be applied to the purchase and installation of a video screen display system in the Church.  These screens would allow the words and music and other information to be displayed during Mass or another event (such as Parish Mission). 
When we financially support the work of our parish, our archdiocese and the Catholic Church throughout the world, we experience a feeling of deep gratitude, 
especially when we contemplate God’s many gifts to us personally.  By sharing our wealth through gifts to the 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal, we demonstrate our commitment to the Church and each other. 

Ways to Contribute

Online Giving:
  From the secure web link at: 

Text-to-Give option has expired.  Please use the above link.

US Mail:
  Complete and return the pledge that contained in the Cardinal Cupich mailing to your home.