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Annual Catholic Appeal 2016
Help Build A Future Full Of Hope


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Letter From Our Pastor Concerning The
Annual Catholic Appeal 2016

April 20, 2016

Dear Friends in Christ,

The theme for the 2016 Annual Catholic Appeal, "A Future Full of Hope", is inspired by Pope Francis from his Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium). The joy and hope of the Gospel fills the hearts of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept His offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness. With Christ, joy is constantly born anew. We all have received countless blessings in our lives because of the generosity of God. Through these gifts, we are called to assist our brothers and sisters in need, which is perhaps our most tangible demonstration of faith, love and living the words of Jesus.

Pope Francis encourages us to rediscover the richness encompassed by the spiritual and corporal works of mercy, making God's love visible and tangible for God's people on earth through these charitable acts to aid the whole person, body and spirit. In light of the Holy Year of Mercy, this year's Annual Catholic Appeal specifically calls us to Share Faith and Mercy. How are we in the Church, as Disciples of Christ, to show mercy?

The Annual Catholic Appeal offers an opportunity for all to encounter Jesus by supporting critically important ministries of our Archdiocese of Seattle: Catholic Charities; support our seminarians and retired priests, tuition assistance for Catholic education, Catholic Migration Services, and chaplaincies to name just a few. Your gift supports these ministries, meeting needs much larger than one parish alone can serve, and helps make Christ Jesus, our HOPE, present to all in an immediate and powerful way.

Please consider making a sacrificial pledge to the 2016 Annual Catholic Appeal. We have a parish goal at St. Aloysius of $20,599.00 and at Our Lady of Lourdes, $6,564.00. Once we have achieved our Archdiocesan goal, a rebate will be returned to help fund our parish projects, presently under consideration. The Annual Catholic Appeal is both a reminder and an opportunity to put our faith in action.

I ask you to prayerfully consider a gift, so that, as a Church, we may continue to share the mercy of God revealed to us through the words and actions of Jesus Christ. YOUR participation is vital to our success as a parish. I am counting on YOU to help us surpass our goal. Please support your parish by giving to the 2016 Annual Catholic Appeal. Gifts of any amount and prayers are welcome and make a big impact!

Thanking you for your consideration and asking the Lord to extend His choicest blessings upon you, I am Sincerely in Christ-as your shepherd,

Rev. John J. Ludvik, Pastor

PS. Complete the necessary information and seal your envelope. St. Aloysius Parish Number is 52 and Our Lady of Lourdes is 53, our parishes will then receive credit. Place it in the weekly collection basket; mail it to the parish office or mail it directly to the Archdiocese with the postage paid envelope enclosed. If you have already made your pledge and this letter has crossed in the mail, please accept my sincerest thanks and appreciation for participating this year!


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More About The Annual Catholic Appeal
From The Archdiocese Website:

The Annual Catholic Appeal is about being Catholic and recognizing there are priests and deacons to be trained, social services for the needy and poor to be offered, Catholic schools to sustain and grow, retired priests and nuns to support and so much more!

The Annual Appeal allows you to join thousands of Catholics to support more than 60 ministries and services throughout Western Washington. Your support is essential to our mission - without YOU, there would be no Church. Thanks to your generosity, our church is here in times of need providing comfort and hope.

How Does The Annual Catholic Appeal Differ From My Parish Stewardship Giving?

Annual Catholic Appeal

  • Occurs in the Spring of each year
  • Archdiocesan campaign (Denominational)
  • Pledge to the Archdiocese - May to April
  • Donations processed through Archdiocese
  • Monthly reminders are sent from the Archdiocese
  • Tax Statement provided by Archdiocese
  • Supports over 60 ministries and services throughout Western Washington
Parish Stewardship of Treasure
  • Occurs in the Fall of each year
  • Parish renewal (Congregational)
  • Yearly pledge to the parish - January to December
  • Donations processed through the parish
  • Quarterly reminders are sent from the parish
  • Tax Statement provided by parish
  • Provides parish ordinary income

What Ministires Does My Gift Support?

There are 175 parishes and missions in the Archdiocese, serving 579,500 Catholics. When you give a gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal, your money goes to support over 60 ministries and services.

Some of the ministries supported by your gift include:

  • Catholic Faith Formation
  • Multicultural Ministries
  • Catholic Youth Organization
  • Catholic Schools
  • Youth and Young Adult Evangelization
  • Sisters' Retirement
  • Lay Ecclesial Ministry
  • Tribunal
  • Retired Priest' Medical Care & Priests' Pension
  • Catholic Social Teaching
  • Priesthood, Diaconate & Religious Life
  • Catholic Community Services

How Does My Parish Benefit?

Parishes are direct recipients of the ministries and services supported by the Annual Catholic Appeal. In addition, any money received and exceeding the parish assigned goal is returned through a rebate to your parish to use for a stated project or as needed.

Some projects of the past have included:

  • Outreach ministry to the poor
  • New youth and family ministries
  • Refurbish stained glass windows
  • Pipe organ installation
  • New church sound system
  • Housing assistance

How Much Should I Give To The Annual Catholic Appeal?

Please consider donating 1% of your income to support the Church in Western Washington through the Annual Catholic Appeal.

The average gift to the 2015 Annual Catholic Appeal was $355. If you are able to participate this year, would you consider a gift of $1 a day or an annual gift of $365 or more? Gifts of any amount are welcome and your gift will make a difference in the lives of thousands of your neighbors - Catholic and non-Catholic alike.

If you are not doing so already, would you please consider a gift of $1 a day or $365 or more, to make up for those who cannot give in 2016?

How Is My Dollar Allocated?

For every dollar contributed:

  • 74¢ goes to Ministries & Services
  • 19¢ goes to Parish Rebates
  •   7¢ goes to Appeal Expenses

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