Mission Statement

The 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.

Through the Annual Catholic Appeal, the Catholic Church of western Massachusetts assists elderly persons in need; families in crisis; people who are homeless, lonely, and vulnerable; youth and 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.