Making an Impact

“May the Lord reward you for your kindness.” (Ruth 1:8)

Your Gift to the Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal Supports Over 40 Ministries

We asked you to turn your faith into action and you responded. Thank you to all the donors for embracing our mission and showing your support.

2021 Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal with pledges and gifts paid-to-date:

As of May 11, 2021:


A sincere gratitude to all our donors and a special shout out to over 2,800 donors who met one of the Nine Choirs of Angels leadership levels in 2020.

Your gift to the Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal was distributed to the following ministries in 2020:

Catholic Schools
Seminaries and Religious Orders
Catholic Charities
Spiritual and Pastoral Outreach
COVID Emergency Relief
Parish Rebates
Catholic Communications
Marriage and Family Life, Youth Ministry, Evangelization and Religious Education
Hispanic Ministry and Centro San Juan Diego
Annunciation Heights Family Camps and Outdoor Science Education
Campus Ministry and Black Catholic Ministry
Appeal Campaign Costs
Other Grants
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No appeal funds were, are, or ever will be used for legal expenses or settlements.

Your Faith In Action!

A series of stories are available for you to read. Stories reflecting the impact of the Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal.  Learn more from these ministries or individuals who will put your faith into action.  Thank you.

Because of you . . .

Read Stories From Those Impacted by Your Gift

Future Leadership

You are Ensuring the Lifelong Benefits of a Catholic Education

Last year . . . 468 Students joined St. Isidore Catholic Curriculum Online School

You are Extending our Faith for Future Leadership in Our Church

A portion of every gift is allocated to our two seminaries, St. John Vianney Theological Seminary and Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan Missionary Seminary.

St. John Vianney Theological Seminary also supports the Catholic Biblical School. Deepening the faith lives of 36,000 individuals in our archdiocese through religious education and our lay division.

To view a complete list of Future Leadership Formation ministries supported by your gift, LEARN MORE >>

Community Impact

You Are Making a Difference in Northern Colorado

In 2019, Catholic charities served 105,365  women, men, and children across northern Colorado to provide:

  • 184,279 nights of shelter
  • 537,892 meals

You are Spreading the Gospel

The Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal funds Spiritual and Pastoral Outreach in northern Colorado.  Offering services to 600,000+ Catholics. This includes:

  • The Ancient Order of Hiberians (America’s oldest Irish Catholic Fraternal Organization founded in May,1836)
  • Jewish Relations
  • Rural Life
  • Korean, Hmong, Vietnamese and St. Kateri Catholic Communities

In addition to being liaison to national service organizations like Catholic Relief Services and the Pontifical Mission Societies, the Office of Social Ministry collaborates with various ministries such as the Mental Health and Addictions Ministry, Prison & Jail Ministry, Catholic Deaf Community and more.

You are inspiring others

Your gift supports Catholic Communications, Marketing & Parish Services. Their goal is engage us, to strengthen our Catholic faith, to educate, inform and/or respond to current events in northern Colorado. We encourage you to follow us to hear stories, messages from Archbishop Aquila and current updates on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.

Printed Publications:

  • Denver Catholic newspapers/magazines mailed to 79,835 homes per issue.
  • El Pueblo Católico magazines mailed to 13,733 homes per issue.

Digital Communications:

  • Denver Catholic weekly e-newsletters to nearly 90,000 individuals.
  • Supports 162 parishes, schools, and other archdiocesan entities with Flocknote, an e-newsletter software.
  • Hosts and supports 97 websites for parishes, school and ministries.

To view a complete list of Community Impact ministries supported by your gift, LEARN MORE >>

Catholic Faith Formation

Parish Support

COVID Emergency Relief Fund

Last year, the archdiocese stepped up to support parishes with an emergency relief fund. The first million raised for the Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal  was distributed to parishes in need.

parish rebates

Every year, each parish is given a goal for the Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal. When you donate to the appeal and designate your parish, it will go towards the parish goal.

When your parish exceeds it’s annual goal, it will receive 50% of all funds over goal.

If your parish does not reach the annual goal, your parish still receives 25% of all funds collected over last year’s paid amount.

Parishes received immediate funds from emergency grant
Parishes received additional aid to meet expenses

To view a complete list of Catholic Faith Formation ministries supported by your gift, LEARN MORE >>

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