“Go and make disciples of all nations…”
Matthew 28:19

The theme for the 2022 Annual Catholic Appeal is “Living Our Mission.” Our work of the Diocese of San Diego in the year ahead will indeed be to prayerfully live out our Mission as we move out of the pandemic and towards a reenergized and renewed church in San Diego and Imperial Counties.

The Annual Catholic Appeal supports those who attend Catholic School and Faith Formation Programs, Clergy Formation and Support, and Catholic Charities.

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Pastor's Letter

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Thank You for Your Support!

If you have already supported us, we sincerely thank you for your wonderful and generous gift toward the Annual Catholic Appeal.  A gift to the Appeal is always a gift to the parish. Because of your joyful generosity, our parish community remains vibrantly united with the entire Church and is able to be more Alive in Christ!

Thank you so much! Our hearts overflow with gratitude and thankfulness for the prompt and gracious response from so many of our faith-filled families. May God bless you abundantly always!

Catholic Education

Parish-based and diocesan schools are assisted in their staff development, enrollment initiatives, and mission advancement efforts as they strive to provide affordable and accessible education to every child and family who desires it, regardless of background, neighborhood, family income, or culture.

Catholic Charities

Following the example of Jesus who “came not to be served but to serve”, Catholic Charities is supported by the Annual Catholic Appeal in its effort to promote the dignity of the human person and its commitment to the Judeo-Christian vision of justice and charity. The agency assists almost 300,000 people each year through its expansive network of programs and services.

Clergy Formation and Support

The Annual Catholic Appeal also supports Priestly Formation, the pastoral care of active and retired priests, and the preparation and ongoing formation of Permanent Deacons.

Faith Formation

The Annual Catholic Appeal provides funding for Evangelization and Catechetical formation in the following ministerial areas; Diocesan Institute, Evangelization and Catechesis, Family Life and Spirituality, Life Peace and Justice, Liturgy and Spirituality, Youth and Young Adults. These diocesan ministries coordinates training, in-services, conferences, and workshops in spiritual, catechetical, theological, and leadership formation.

A Letter From the Bishop

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

It is so appropriate that the theme of our Annual Catholic Appeal this year is “Living Our Mission. “For our work of the diocese of San Diego in the time ahead will indeed be to prayerfully live our mission as we move out of pandemic towards a reenergized and
renewed Church in San Diego and Imperial Counties.

This revitalization and renewal will take place through our parish life, in our schools, families, and in our outreach to the needy and the marginalized in our midst. As we begin 2022, we also renew our commitment to living our baptism promise. Our Annual Catholic Appeal will support the formation of and care for our priests, who dedicate their lives to God and to the service and love of all our brothers and sisters in Christ. The Appeal will support our Catholic schools and faith formation programs, which bring hope and faith to our young people and lead us to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. The Appeal will support our office of marriage, family life and spirituality in its focus on strengthening the family at this time in our history. And the Appeal will help Catholic Charities to continue the good works of serving our neediest brothers and sisters and all who have suffered most greatly from the social and economic devastation of the past year.

By supporting our Annual Catholic Appeal you will be delivering hope to our youth, young adults, families and seniors, to our parish communities and living our mission in the world. I ask you to prayerfully consider supporting this splendid work of the Lord.

Sincerely yours in Christ,


Most Reverend Bishop Robert W. McElroy
Bishop of San Diego and Imperial Counties

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