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Conducting the Appeal at Your Parish

Your Parish Annual Appeal Team

The Parish Annual Appeal Team coordinates the Catholic Charities Annual Appeal In-Pew Weekends for each of our parishes. To ensure a successful Parish Appeal requires a team effort not just during the In-Pew Weekends but throughout the calendar year. Establishing a viable Annual Appeal Team in each parish is vital to the success of the Annual Appeal in your parish and across the Diocese of Cleveland.

Parish Roster Form (pdf)

Keys to Success

  • Thank parishioners for their generosity and/or for reaching last year’s goal. Their generosity matters!
  • Use the video DVD or audio CD to convey the theme. The video/audio and the in-pew script layout your case for support. For those who have already given, this provides an opportunity for donors to understand the impact that they have already made through their support.
  • Keep it local and speak to something about which you are passionate. Reference your parish mission or collaboration between your parish and Catholic Charities or a program that benefits your parishioners or community. People give to people, so make it personal!
  • Follow the mechanics for the in-pew pledge process.
  •  Ongoing thanks and reminders. Use bulletin announcements, social media posts, or other opportunities to share the good news! Let your parishioners know their impact!

Leading Up to In-Pew Weekend | Weeks of January 30-31 and February 6-7 

Bulletin + Pulpit Announcements 

Download as a Word Document or PDF. 

Love Your Neighbor. Many parishioners received letters in January, inviting their support of the Annual Appeal. Please pray for the good work of Catholic Charities and make a pledge today. Your donation makes a difference!

Your support of the 2021 Catholic Charities Annual Appeal will help us serve those individuals who are most in need and most vulnerable. From Matthew’s Gospel: Whatever you did for the least of these, you did it for me. When we feed the hungry, take care of the sick, and welcome the stranger, we are also serving Jesus himself.

We appreciate your donation and will take special care to use it wisely in providing essential programs and services to people in need throughout all eight counties of the Diocese of Cleveland.

We invite you to view stories of inspiration and more information at CatholicCommunity.org/2021Appeal.

Double your impact! A generous donor, who believes in the mission of Catholic Charities, will match your gift, up to $1 million. Do twice as much good when you give online at CatholicCommunity.org/Match. Thank you!


Announcement Weekend | February 13-14

Bulletin + Pulpit Announcements

Download as a Word Document or PDF. 

The 2021 Catholic Charities Annual Appeal will take place next weekend in our parish. Please refer to the insert in this week’s bulletin which includes our parish’s goal and an overview of the importance of Catholic Charities in our communities. This year’s appeal theme is Love Your Neighbor. Your generous support will transform the lives of others, to offer dignity, possibilities, and companionship to those who are most vulnerable.

As in the past, an in-pew commitment process will take place next weekend, February 20-21. All who have not received the mailing from Bishop Malesic, or have not had a chance to respond to it, will be asked to consider making a generous pledge to support the ministries and services provided by Catholic Charities. If you have received the mailing, please respond generously to it and we ask you to also complete the in-pew envelope and indicate by checking the box that you have responded by mail.

We invite you to view stories of inspiration and more information at CatholicCommunity.org/2021Appeal.

Double your impact! A generous donor, who believes in the mission of Catholic Charities, will match your gift, up to $1 million. Do twice as much good when you give online at CatholicCommunity.org/Match. Thank you!


In-Pew Weekend | February 20-21

Bulletin + Pulpit Announcements

Download as a Word Document or PDF. 

The 2021 Catholic Charities Annual Appeal is underway with an in-pew commitment process taking place this weekend. This is not a special collection; rather, the Catholic Charities Annual Appeal represents the chance for all Catholics to make a significant pledge, payable in installments, to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland in order to support its mission of a society that stands united in its support of the “least among us.” Many parishioners have received a letter from Bishop Malesic requesting their support. If you have not received this letter, please respond to the in-pew commitment process today! If you have received the mailing, please respond to it. There is a box on the in-pew envelope to indicate that you have responded by mail.

Love Your Neighbor. Your support of the 2021 Catholic Charities Annual Appeal helps us to carry out the mission that Jesus entrusted to us: I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’ Please consider a generous gift that will change the lives of the 400,000 who are served each year in Northeast Ohio. Please pray for the success of the Appeal, which provides for essential programs and services in need throughout all eight counties of the Diocese of Cleveland.

Double your impact! A generous donor, who believes in the mission of Catholic Charities, will match your gift, up to $1 million. Do twice as much good when you give online at CatholicCommunity.org/Match. On behalf of the poor and needy of Northeast Ohio, thank you!

Prayers of the Faithful

Letter to Parishioners from Pastor

In-Pew Weekend: Email Template

Thank You, Parishioners: Email Template 

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