2022 Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries
Let us Give Thanks to the Lord our God
“In the Eucharist, Jesus draws close to us: let us not turn away from those around us.” - Pope Francis, Feast of Corpus Christi, 2020
As the Eucharist makes sacred the Mass, enlivens it, so too, we the faithful are the life force of this local Church. The Annual Appeal provides a direct connection between our celebration of the Year of the Eucharist and our call to stewardship, the generous response of missionary disciples.
The Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries helps sustain and strengthen more than 105 archdiocesan ministries and programs that are critical to so many in our community in need. Whether our constituents require spiritual or material sustenance or both, you can be sure that there is an Appeal-funded program that will help.
Your enthusiastic and impassioned promotion of the 2022 Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries is vital!
As we once again prepare to launch another Appeal, an initiative crucial to the sustained strength and vigor of so many ministries and programs of our Archdiocese, below are a few key highlights:
Register to Attend the February 16, 2022 Annual Appeal Kick Off
On Wednesday, February 16th, the Department of Advancement will host an Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries Kick-off webinar with Archbishop Lori.
With the ongoing reality of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Archdiocese will continue to promote a digital in-pew process for the 2022 Annual Appeal. Therefore, Archbishop Lori strongly encourages your attendance at our upcoming in-pew kick-off webinar for pastors and parish leaders to to learn more about to how to make the Appeal a success at your parish this year.
Register to attend!
Looking ahead at some important 2022 AACM Dates
Delivery of Appeal Materials: Week of February 7, 2022
2022 AACM Kick-Off Zoom: February 16, 2022, at 12 pm
Announcement Weekend: February 19-20, 2022
Appeal Giving Weekend: February 26-27, 2022
Appeal Giving Tuesday: March 1, 2022
Please note that all parish resources, as they become available, can be found online at https://www.archbalt.org/_parishes/
The password to access this page is &Pastoral21
Parish Goals & Share
As a reminder, there have been some updates to the structure of Appeal goals and parish shares. In February 2021, the Central Service Task Force shared a report at the Priest meetings with Archbishop Lori reflecting changes to the structure of Parish Goals and Parish Share for the Annual Appeal.
In 2022, two goals will be provided to each parish:
• Standard goal 9% of the offertory
• Stretch goal 12% of the offertory
To allow for more flexibility in allocating resources to the ministries, beginning in 2022, parishes will be eligible to receive the following rebates based on performance to the goal:
• 10% up to the standard goal
• 40% above standard but below stretch goal
• 75% above stretch goal
The school tuition match and the opportunity to apply for grants are still available.
As always, be sure to keep in touch with your Regional Director!
Please reach out to your Regional Director with specific questions about the 2022 dates, your parish goals, and rebates. They will also be able to connect you with AOB Fiscal for additional support with the new goal/rebate structure.