Annual Catholic Appeal – About The Campaign


Appeal: 2015 Goal set at $4.3 Million to help Diocesan Ministries

Annual Catholic Appeal helps diocese serve the most vulnerable

In Baptism we are called to love and serve God and to share the good news of hope and salvation with all people so that they might also see Jesus and experience His love and compassion. One way we answer the Lord’s call is through our support of the Annual Catholic Appeal.

For nearly forty years, the Annual Catholic Appeal has enabled the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington to meet many critical educational, pastoral, charitable and social needs of individuals and families residing in the State of Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland providing essential service that knows no race, no age, no social class but rather knows only that those who come to the Church for help are special in the eyes of Our Lord.

The 2015 Annual Catholic Appeal theme is “He Reveals Himself in the Breaking of the Bread” taken from the Gospel of St. Luke chapter 24 verses 35-48.

The act of breaking bread or sharing a meal is a simple daily routine which brings a sense of togetherness to a family or to a community. As Catholics we are called to bear witness to our faith and open our minds and hearts to bring those less fortunate closer to God’s table.

The ministries and services funded either wholly or in part by the Appeal provide education, guidance, spiritual growth and salvation to more than 100,000 persons of all ages and from all walks of life within our diocese. The continued success of the Annual Catholic Appeal ensures that the love and compassion of Our Lord is revealed to those who need Him most.