Annual Catholic Appeal was initiated in 1959 to provide for
the ever-increasing educational, human, pastoral, and spiritual needs
of the people of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire counties.
The Appeal enables our Church to implement and administer these
and other critical services in a comprehensive framework in order to
carry out the work of Jesus Christ. it would not be possible to carry
out His work without your assistance.
the Annual Catholic Appeal, the Catholic Church of Western
Massachusetts assists elderly person in need, families in crises, people
who are homeless, lonely, vulnerable, youth, young adults, and our parishes
and Catholic schools. The Appeal also enables the Church to
promote social justice, respect for human life, and to communicate with
all who seek to hear the teachings of Jesus Christ.