Read a letter from Fr. Peter regarding the Annual Catholic Appeal.
Many families in our parish have received the Annual Catholic Appeal mailing from Cardinal Cupich. On behalf of those served by the ministries, parishes and schools who receive funding from the Appeal, we thank you for your gifts. Please return your response as soon as possible. This year, we also encourage our parishioners to make their Annual Catholic Appeals gifts online.
The Annual Catholic Appeal offers a wonderful opportunity to answer Jesus’ call to “Come, follow me … and bring hope to the world.” This is especially important during these trying and challenging times. Many in our parishes are affected financially by the pandemic, and we encourage giving at all levels to support this initiative.
In addition to providing for ministries and services throughout the archdiocese, the Appeal also funds services that are of great help here in our parish.
Our parish goal is $130,041 in paid pledges. We will use the $25,013 rebate from 2020 to fund new technology and to update our website and systems. The ongoing pandemic reaffirms the importance of a robust communication system and of technology to the ways we engage and connect with the many people in our community.
When we financially support the work of our parish, our archdiocese and the Catholic Church throughout the world, we experience a feeling of deep gratitude, especially when we contemplate God’s many gifts to us personally. By sharing our wealth through gifts to the 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal, we demonstrate our commitment to the Church and each other.
When you receive your pledge form in the mail, please complete it and mail it back. We also encourage our parishioners to make their Annual Catholic Appeal gifts online. Under "Parish Designation," please choose "St. Clement." Thank you for your support!