Archbishop's Appeal

Loving and Generous God, all that we have and all that we are you have given to us. 

Help us live faithfully a life of good stewardship. 

Give us the grace to support the Archbishop's Appeal, to continue to build you kingdom in the Archdiocese of St. John's 

Strengthen us to follow Jesus faithfully, serve joyfully, give generously, and live in love and service.

We ask this in Jesus' name.

Amen​

We Ask for Your Support

The Archdiocese of St. John’s provides a variety of pastoral services across southeastern Newfoundland. The programs offered through the Archdiocese come with a cost. Your support works to ensure these programs continue to exist in the community.

Through your generosity, we can work to continue building on the hopes and dreams for our community and our Church. Thanks to your generosity and dedication we help 111,000 Catholics in 36 Parishes and 33 missions. Our Archdiocesan programs benefit every parish community.

Each day we help others through our efforts of stewardship. We provide our gifts of time, talent and share financial resources. One important way to share and give back to the community is through the Archbishop’s Appeal. Your continued generosity to the mission of Jesus helps us as a Catholic community to build a stronger church and a better world.


Archbishop's Appeal Committee

Membership
  • Very Reverend Joseph Barton, V.G., (Chair)
  • René Estrada (Archdiocesan Contact)
  • Pat Hayward
  • Margie Janson
  • Len Kenny
  • Keith Stapleton
  • Anne Walsh (Communications)
  • Rick Singleton
  • Reverend Stephen Courtney, Chancellor and Judicial Vicar

Frequently Asked Questions 


Q. #1

What is the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal?

The Archbishop’s Appeal is an event that happens once a year. It is a fund-raising campaign conducted by the Archdiocese of St. John’s. Its goal is to raise funds to support the mission and ministry of the Archdiocese of St. John’s - specifically, the pastoral programs and projects that benefit families, the sick, the elderly, the disadvantaged, and those who are in any way vulnerable, ignored or oppressed. The Archbishop’s Appeal gives Catholics the chance to look beyond the boundaries of their own parish towards the larger needs of the people of the Archdiocese of St. John’s. People in all of our parishes, missions, societies and organizations are asked to make a contribution to this important cause.

Q. #2

Why should I contribute?

The Archbishop’s Appeal is an opportunity for each person, family or organization within the family that is the Archdiocese of St. John’s to share their financial gifts in order to help provide education, formation, ministry and outreach services throughout our community. You may make a donation by check, credit card or cash. You may also wish to donate an item or a service toward the live and silent auctions that are a feature of the Annual Archbishop’s Appeal Dinner and Auction

Q. #3

How much of my donation will be used for administrative overhead?

None. All of your donation—100%--goes directly to the programs and charities that are part of the Appeal. These include chaplaincy services in our hospitals—St. Clare’s, the Health Sciences Complex, the Waterford Hospital. Theses services also include chaplaincy in our long-term care facilities, such as St Patrick’s Mercy Home, and the Hoyles-Escasoni Complex. The Archbishop’s Appeal enhances or makes possible chaplaincy at Memorial University and the Marine Institute. It helps the Archdiocese to provide personnel and resources for family-based catechesis. Funds raised by this Appeal provide counselling services for individuals and families through Ruah Counselling Centre. All administrative costs are paid for by the Archdiocese.

Q. #4

Is there a minimum I need to donate?

There is no minimum. All gifts are gratefully accepted and valued. The goal is for all Catholics to prayerfully consider a donation in accordance with the gifts God has given to them.

Q. #5

Will you accept other forms of gifts besides a check?

You may make a donation by check, credit card or cash. You may also wish to donate an item or a service toward the live and silent auctions that are a feature of the Annual Archbishop’s Appeal Dinner and Auction.

Q. #6

How will my contribution be used?

All of your donation ---100% --- goes directly to the programs and charities that are part of the Appeal. These include chaplaincy services in our hospitals---St. Clare’s, the Health Sciences Complex, the Waterford Hospital. These services also include chaplaincy in our long-term facilities, such as St. Patrick’s Mercy Home, and the Hoyles-Escasoni Complex. The Archbishop’s Appeal enhances or makes possible chaplaincy at Memorial University and the Marine Institute. It helps the Archdiocese to provide personnel and resources for family-based catechesis. Funds raised by this Appeal provide counselling services for individuals and families through Ruah Counselling Centre.

Q. #6

Why an appeal and a dinner and auction?

The goal of the Archbishop’s Appeal is that all might be empowered to contribute in whatever way and to whatever degree they can. The Appeal is in part a means of education for the people of the Archdiocese of St. John’s. Many people do not know the extent of the pastoral services offered in our hospitals, long-term care facilities and correction facilities. Many only become aware of our Family-based catechetical programs and the work done by Ruah Counselling Centre through the work of the appeal. Many people contribute through the collection that is such a high-profile aspect of the annual Archbishop’s Appeal.

In addition to the appeal collection itself, a feature added over the past two years has been the Archbishop’s Appeal Dinner Auction. This event offers an opportunity for artists, tradespeople, crafters and owners of businesses and services to make a meaningful contribution to furthering the Reign of God in this corner of the vineyard. It also provides an opportunity for individuals, businesses and organizations to share a social evening while contributing to a good cause:

For more information contact the Archdiocesan Pastoral Centre at (709) 726-3660.

Contact Us

Office of the Archbishop

Pastoral Center

200 Military Road

P.O. Box 37

St. John’s, NL A1C 5H5

Tel: (709) 726-3660

Fax: (709) 753-5600

The Archbishop

Archbishop Martin W. Currie, D.D.

Email: abpcurrie@rcsj.org​

Secretary to the Archbishop

Mrs. Janet Stead 

Tel: (709) 726-3660 | Ext 230

Fax: (709) 753-5600

Email: jstead@rcsj.org​

Executive Assistant to the Archbishop

Ms. Anne Walsh 

Tel: (709) 726-3660 | Ext 233

Fax: (709) 753-5600

Email: awalsh@rcsj.org​

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