Archdiocesan Annual Appeal

Your generosity and commitment to the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal enables Archbishop Cordileone and the Archdiocese to provide vital services to our local community and our greater Church. 

There are nearly 450,000 Catholics in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, and the Annual Appeal is a unique opportunity to come together as one and provide critical assistance to those who need and depend on us.  It unites us in mission and ministry.

Indeed, we extend our deepest thanks to everyone who has supported the Annual Appeal over the years.  Your generosity is critical to our ability to assist the thousands who depend on us annually, it is vital to our mission, and it is integral to the health and growth of our Catholic family in the Archdiocese of San Francisco.  

January 23, 2017

Dear Friends in Christ:

Every year for our Archdiocesan Annual Appeal we lift up some of the many ways the Catholic faith is alive and active here in our local church that is the Archdiocese of San Francisco. This year we will focus on some inspiring examples of people living out their faith, often quietly and out of public view.  The theme of the Appeal for 2017 is taken from the Gospel of St. Matthew: “Let your light shine before all people … and glorify your Father in heaven” (Mt 5:16).

Every year I am moved by the generosity of our Catholic faithful in support of the Archdiocese.  Some good examples of this generosity are seen in the Appeal video for this year, which will highlight the Saint Anthony of Padua Dining Room in Menlo Park, the Young Adult group at Saint Dominic parish, and the work of the Dominican Sisters at Marin Catholic High School.  These individuals and ministries represent all of you, who are committed to fostering faith and good works in our Archdiocese.

The Annual Appeal is a way for us all to support each other as we seek to follow Christ more closely. As I think of all those who benefit from your faithful dedication, I am reminded yet again of how blessed we are here in the local church of San Francisco.  None of us can go it alone, and your Appeal donation is one way of recognizing and supporting our solidarity.  I invite you to participate in our Archdiocesan Annual Appeal this year by making a sacrificial gift to the Appeal. Please know how deeply grateful I am for your willingness to consider doing so.

Thank you for all you do to bring life to others: in your families, in your neighborhoods, and in your local parishes. As the Archdiocese embarks on this Annual Appeal, I urge you to be as generous as you can in support of our ministries.

With my gratitude for your continued support of our Archdiocese, and with my prayerful best wishes, I am,

Sincerely yours in our Lord,


Most Reverend Salvatore J. Cordileone
Archbishop of San Francisco

The funds given to the AAA support the following services and ministries:

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal Parish Assessments
The Archdiocesan Annual Appeal (AAA) is run primarily at the parish level, allowing each parish to participate in the work of the Archbishop to provide for the vital services and ministries needed in the Archdiocese of San Francisco and beyond.

The money you contribute has a far-reaching impact in your parish, your Archdiocese and beyond. Think about making a pledge to help your parish, the Archdiocese and the Universal Catholic Church.

*For more information regarding the Archbishop's Annual Appeal: Please contact your parish or the Archdiocesan Office of Development
(415) 614-5580

Donate to the Appeal

  • Please note that your donation will go further if you give through your checking account. (Click on "Direct Debit" under "Payment Details" below).
  • If your donation is in the form of a pledge to be paid over several months, the last payment of the pledge must be no later than December 31, 2017 in order for the full amount to count toward the 2017 Appeal.

If you have any questions, please contact: 
Rod Linhares



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