Positive impact of the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal continues to spread

The 2023-2024 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal kicks off this week with a particular focus on supporting the work of newly formed families of parishes to become missional communities.

“We’re seeing new vitality, and a fresh way of relating with others in our community but also beyond the community of the parish in a way that is engaging and drawing people into a deeper relationship with the Lord,” Archbishop George Lucas said.  

The Archbishop’s Annual Appeal provides more than 30% of the archdiocese’s annual operating budget. It impacts every parish in its 23 counties and supports permanent diaconate formation, the Victim Outreach and Prevention Office, the Catholic Schools Office, the Hispanic Ministry Office, the Vocations Office, Catholic Charities and much more. 

Appeal funds help to equip parishes throughout northeast Nebraska with the resources to move from maintenance to mission, helping Catholics in the archdiocese build stronger relationships with Jesus and then share their faith with everyone they encounter. 

“My desire would be that we would really stir ourselves up to have an impact on the world around us,” Archbishop Lucas said of his hope for the archdiocese this next year. 

Last year’s annual appeal raised over $4.7 million from nearly 11,500 donors. This year’s goal is $5 million. Parishioners should expect an invitation packet on this year’s Archbishop’s Annual Appeal in the mail later this month.



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