Annual Catholic Appeal St. Louis Essay
A Message from Archbishop Carlson
Stories reveal who we are. They bind us together and preserve our memories. Stories teach important lessons about life and faith. Every story - including yours - contributes to who we are as Church and reveals Christ Himself to the world.
The Annual Catholic Appeal is one important way for us to share our story and to reach out to those who are suffering and in need, the weak and the abandoned, in every neighborhood and community in our archdiocese. Your generous response will help make possible many remarkable stories of hope and joy!
All of these stories tell one story...the story of Christ among us. Your support helps make the story of our Catholic Church in St. Louis complete. Please know that your and your loved ones are in my prayers.
Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson
Archbishop of St. Louis
THE 2018 FINANCIAL GOAL IS $14.2 MILLION
Approximately 91 cents of every dollar raised goes back into the community in the form of direct services.
HOW YOUR GIFT IS USED
The Annual Catholic Appeal supports the following programs and ministries. If you need assistance or help in any way, please call today.
All gifts are designated in advance for the services listed.
|CULTURE OF LEADERSHIP|
|Stewardship and Development Support for Parishes, Schools and Agencies||520,000||314.792.7680|
|Laity and Family Life||450,000||314.792.7180|
|Paul VI Institute/Adult Catechesis||290,000||314.792.7450|
|Natural Family Planning||200,000||314.997.7576|
|ACA Urgent Needs Fund||112,000||314.792.7680|
|Parish Emergency Assistance Fund||85,000||314.792.7680|
|Elementary Teachers Educational Fund||75,000||314.792.7300|
|High School Stewardship Essay Program||55,000||314.792.7680|
|Support for Religious Orders||25,000||314.792.7251|
|Catholic Youth Apostolate||20,000||314.792.7600|
|Care for Active and Retired Priests||$725,000||314.792.7034|
|St. Charles Lwanga Center||145,000||314.367.7929|
|Catholic St. Louis Magazine||80,000||314.792.7500|
|Rural Parish Workers||55,000||636.586.5171|
|Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis||50,000||314.373.8200|
|Latin America Apostolate||50,000||314.792.7655|
|Catholic Renewal Center||25,000||314.801.8688|
|Messengers of Peace Mission Work||25,000||314.792.7655|
|HUMAN DIGNITY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBLITY|
|Respect Life Apostolate||325,000||314.792.7555|
|Regina Cleri Priests Retirement Home||315,000||314.968.2240|
|Rural Parish Clinic||100,000||314.256.5963|
|Our Lady of Guadalupe Convent||100,000||314.449.6812|
|Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service||90,000||636.441.1302|
|Criminal Justice Ministry||65,000||314.652.8062|
|Archbishop's Charity Fund||50,000||314.792.7680|
|Immigrant and Refugee Support||40,000||314.772.1525|
|Parish Food Pantries||35,000||314.792.7680|
|Doorways HIV Ministry||25,000||314.535.1919|
|Peter and Paul Community Services, Shelter at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish||10,000||314.231.9923|
|Elementary School Assistance||$2,000,000||314.792.7300|
|Archdiocesan High Schools||1,170,000||314.792.7300|
|Continuing Formation of Priests||615,000||314.792.7550|
|Parochial High Schools||260,000||314.792.7300|
|Newman Centers on College Campuses||255,000||314.935.9191|
|Today and Tomorrow Educational Fund||100,000||314.792.7621|
|Annual Catholic Appeal Expenses||$1,335,000||314.792.7680|
|Reserve for Unpaid Pledges||852,000||314.792.7680|
|2018 Appeal Goal: $14,200,000|
Catholic students honored for their reflections on stewardship
St. Louis, MO — The Archdiocese of St. Louis recently awarded scholarships to 62 high school juniors from area Catholic high schools for their participation in an essay contest sponsored by the Office of Stewardship and the Annual Catholic Appeal.
Each student was asked to reflect on the following questions: Why is it important for Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Louis to participate in the Annual Catholic Appeal? What does “Stewardship” mean to me and how do I practice it in my life? How are people in my own community and/or throughout the archdiocese impacted by the ACA?
Archbishop Robert J. Carlson increased the amount of the scholarships this year to $1,000.00 for a first place award, $750.00 for a second place award, and $500.00 for a third place award. The money will help defray the cost of Catholic tuition for each student’s senior year of high school.
A complete list of 2013 recipients is below. Each school is listed, followed by the first, second and third place finish for that school.
Bishop DuBourg High School: Hannah Rettig, Charlene Haparimwi, Vicente Blanco; Cardinal Ritter College Prep: Taylor Jones, Jacqueline Cox, Tiara Carter; Christian Brother College Prep: Mitchel Maglione, Brandon Eisenbath, Joshua Busch; Cor Jesu Academy: Melanie Meiners, Caroline Gallaher, Monica Pfeffer; De Smet Jesuit High School: Alexander Conway, Stephen Aubuchon, Kenny Meyer; Duchesne High School: Alexis Sallwasser, Sarah Geno, Connor Barry; John F. Kennedy Catholic High School: Julia Mazzuca, Samantha Heppermann, Ashley Gregory; Nerinx Hall: Olivia Ellis, Jaclyn Mazzio, No Third Place Winner; Notre Dame High School: Danielle Rinck, Natalie Pistone, Grace Magee; Rosati-Kain High School: Kathryn Eisele, Gabby Hantak, Meagan Burwell; St. Dominic High School: Colin Dolan, Daniel Sprehe, Samantha Vomund; St. Francis Borgia Regional High School: Baylee Godat, Nathaniel Snodgrass, Elizabeth King; St. John Vianney High School: Kyle Williams, Andrew Hoffmann, Ben Dombrowski; St. Joseph’s Academy: Julie Deibel, Claire Henson, Colleen Dillon; St. Louis University High School: Jacob Hilmes, Paul Joseph Fister, Brendan Keuss; St. Mary’s High School: Matt Causino, Stephen Hannibal, Gregory Albers; St. Pius X High School: Gabrielle Vest, Allison Romano, Jacqueline Jacezko; St. Vincent High School: Rachel Mudd, Kristen Yamnitz, Amanda Breig; Trinity Catholic High School: Justin Krafft, Brendan McGrellis, Kristen Ferkel; Valle Catholic High School: Amber Roth, Morgan Mueller, Courtney Friedman; and Visitation Academy: Megan Wingbermuehle, Angela Alarcon, and Madeline Menzenwerth.