Archbishop's Appeal

The Archbishop’s Appeal is the annual fundraising campaign that provides supplemental financial assistance to institutions, programs and ministries affiliated with the Catholic Church throughout the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

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Archbishop's Appeal

2016 Archbishop’s Appeal Parish Recognition

Thank you and congratulations to all parishes for their support towards the 2016 Archbishop's Appeal!

His Excellency Archbishop Gustavo and the Office of Archbishop's Appeal is grateful of the faithful commitment of the Appeal Donors, Pastors and Appeal Coordinators. The 2016 Archbishop's Appeal met and exceed the $4.5 million goal. It is with their faithful support the Archbishop's Appeal will be able to fully fund the ministries supported by the 2016 Appeal.

The office of Archbishop’s Appeal has recognized the top ten contributing parishes in four categories, as well as those parishes that have met or exceeded their goal for the 2016 Appeal campaign.

Total Funds Raised

In order to reach $4.5 million in contributions in 2016, a number of parishes raised between $25,000 and $100,000 or more in contributions. This category recognizes the parishes with the highest total amount of contributions collected during the appeal year. There are two categories for this award: Parishes with less than 1,000 families and parishes with more than 1,000 families registered. Following are the top ten parishes in these categories.

Total Funds Raised (Parishes with more than 1000 families)

1St. Matthew, San Antonio$203,383.87
2St. Mark the Evangelist, San Antonio$201,349.85
3Holy Trinity, San Antonio$195,350.00
4St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, San Antonio$178,889.00
5St. Francis of Assisi, San Antonio$153,514.22
6Church of the Holy Spirit, San Antonio$153,249.40
7St. Peter, Boerne$149,460.31
8Sts. Peter and Paul, New Braunfels$131,820.00
9Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Selma$128,131.81
10Prince of Peace, San Antonio$119,332.96

Total Funds Raised (Parishes with less than 1000 families)

1Our Lady of the Atonement, San Antonio$85,791.49
2Our Lady of Grace, San Antonio$71,167.25
3St. Peter Prince of the Apostles, San Antonio$51,135.00
4St. Thomas the Apostle, Canyon Lake$46,918.00
5Sacred Heart, Uvalde$36,712.00
6St. Ann, La Vernia$35,316.00
7St. James, Seguin$34,120.37
8St. Jerome, Martinez$28,237.00
9Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Hedwig$26,968.00
10St. Stanislaus, Bandera$25,333.73

Amount Collected Over Goal

In 2016, 62% percent of the parishes exceeded their goal, which made it possible for the appeal to fully fund more than 35 ministries and pay more than $250,000 in parish rebates. This category recognizes the parishes with the highest amount collected above their parish goal. Following are the top ten parishes in this category.

Contributions Exceeding Goal
1Our Lady of the Atonement, San Antonio$48,654.49
2St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, San Antonio $37,418.00
3Prince of Peace, San Antonio$33,161.96
4St. Anthony de Padua, San Antonio$25,007.50
5Sts. Peter and Paul, New Braunfels$20,772.00
6St. John Neumann, San Antonio$20,117.00
7Our Lady of Grace, San Antonio$19,369.25
8Church of the Holy Spirit, San Antonio$17,811.40
9St. Padre Pio, San Antonio$16,920.81
10St. Louis, Castroville$16,835.00

Parish Participation

Each year, the Archbishop’s Appeal endeavors to increase the number of parishioners participating in the appeal. In 2016, more than 22,800 participated in the Archbishop's Appeal. The parish participation category acknowledges those parishes with the highest percentage of parishioners participating in the 2016 Appeal as a percent of total registered parish families. The two categories are parishes with more than 1,000 families and parishes with less than 1,000 families registered. Following are the top ten parishes in these categories.

Participation (Parishes with more than 1000 families)

1St. Dominic, San Antonio33%
2St. John Neumann, San Antonio30%
3Blessed Sacrament, San Antonio23%
4St. Jude, San Antonio22%
5St. Joseph, Del Rio21%
6St. Mark the Evangelist, San Antonio20%
7Church of the Good Shepherd, Schertz20%
8St. Joseph, Honey Creek20%
9St. Peter, Boerne19%
10St. Louis, Castroville19%

Donor Participation (Parishes with less than 1000 families)

1St. Francis of Assisi Mission, Mico100%
2St. Francis Xavier, Stonewall51%
3Sacred Heart, Uvalde49%
4St. Joseph Mission, Redwood48%
5St. Mary Mission, Vanderpool47%
6Christ the King,San Antonio45%
7St. Peter the Fisherman, Von Ormy 42%
8St. Anthony, Harper41%
9St. Joseph, Nixon40%
10Mary Queen of the Universe, Del Rio40%

Pledge Fulfillment

Appeal donors making a gift pledge have 10 months to fulfill their pledge before the campaign year ends. By pledging, donors give from their first fruits, that is, they give sacrificially, in gratitude to God for all the blessings he bestows upon them. This decision requires families to discern how, as good stewards, they will allocate the resources they have at their disposal. The Pledge Fulfillment category recognizes parishes with $10,000 or more in pledges that collected the largest portion of those pledges. Following are the top ten parishes in this category.

Pledge Fulfillment Rate ($10,000 plus in Pledges)

1Holy Trinity, Falls City100%
2St. Jerome, Martinez99%
3St. James, Gonzales99%
4Our Lady of the Atonement, San Antonio99%
5St. John Berchmans, San Antonio99%
6St. Pius X, San Antonio98%
7St. Gerard, San Antonio98%
8Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Braunfels98%
9Holy Redeemer, San Antonio98%
10Holy Family, New Braunfels98%

Thank you to the Appeal Donors, Appeal Coordinators, and Pastors who helped make the 2016 Archbishop’s Appeal a success. May the Lord continue to bless you and your loved ones for your heartfelt generosisty.

Parishes that have met or exceeded their 2016 Parish Goal

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary , Saint Hedwig
Christ the King , San Antonio
Church of the Good Shepherd , Schertz
Church of the Holy Spirit , San Antonio
Holy Family , New Braunfels
Holy Redeemer , San Antonio
Holy Trinity Church, Falls City
Immaculate Conception , Marion
Immaculate Conception , San Antonio
Immaculate Conception of the BVM , Panna Maria
Korean Martyrs Catholic Church, Boerne
Mary Queen of the Universe, Del Rio
Mission Conception, San Antonio
Nativity of the BVM Church, Cestohowa
Our Lady of Grace , San Antonio
Our Lady of Guadalupe , Del Rio
Our Lady of Guadalupe , San Antonio
Our Lady of Guadalupe , Seguin
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Big Foot
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Basilica (Little Flower), San Antonio
Our Lady of Perpetual Help , San Antonio
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission , Saspamco
Our Lady of Sorrows , San Antonio
Our Lady of the Angels , San Antonio
Our Lady of the Atonement , San Antonio
Prince of Peace , San Antonio
Resurrection of the Lord , San Antonio
Sacred Heart , Comfort
Sacred Heart , Del Rio
Sacred Heart , Floresville
Sacred Heart Mission, Campbellton
Sacred Heart of Mary , Rocksprings
San Francesco di Paola, San Antonio
San Juan de Los Lagos , San Antonio
San Juan Diego Chapel Mission, Del Rio
Señyor Santo Nino de Cebu , San Antonio
St. Agnes , San Antonio
St. Alphonsus , San Antonio
St. Andrew , Lytle
St. Ann , La Vernia
St. Ann , San Antonio
St. Anthony , Elmendorf
St. Anthony , Harper
St. Anthony de Padua , San Antonio
St. Anthony Mary Claret , San Antonio
St. Augustine , Moore
St. Boniface , Hobson
St. Cornelius , Karnes City
St. Dominic , San Antonio
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton , San Antonio
St. Francis of Assisi , San Antonio
St. Francis of Assisi Mission, Mico
St. Francis Xavier , Stonewall
St. Helena , San Antonio
St. Helena Mission, Helena
St. Henry , San Antonio
St. James , Gonzales
St. Jerome, Martinez
St. Joan of Arc , San Antonio
St. John Neumann , San Antonio
St. Joseph(Downtown), San Antonio
St. Joseph(South San), San Antonio
St. Joseph , Del Rio
St. Joseph , Dilley
St. Joseph , Nixon
St. Joseph , Tilden
St. Joseph Mission Knippa
St. Joseph Mission, Redwood
St. Lawrence , San Antonio
St. Leo the Great , San Antonio
St. Louis , Castroville
St. Luke , San Antonio
St. Luke,Loire
St. Margaret Mary , San Antonio
St. Mark the Evangelist , San Antonio
St. Mary , Fredericksburg
St. Mary , San Antonio
St. Mary , Somerset
St. Mary , Stockdale
St. Mary Magdalen , Brackettville
St. Mary Magdalene, Camp Wood
St. Matthew , Jourdanton
St. Michael , San Antonio
St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina Shrine, San Antonio
St. Patrick , Sabinal
St. Patrick Mission, Waelder
St. Paul , San Antonio
St. Peter , Boerne
St. Peter Prince of Apostles , San Antonio
St. Peter the Fisherman , Von Ormy
St. Philip Benizi , Poteet
St. Philip of Jesus , San Antonio
St. Pius X , San Antonio
St. Raymond Mission, Leakey
St. Rose of Lima , Charlotte
St. Stanislaus , Bandera
St. Stephen , San Antonio
St. Thomas More , San Antonio
St. Thomas the Apostle , Canyon Lake
St. Timothy , San Antonio
St. Victor Mission, Lakehills
Sts. Peter & Paul , New Braunfels
Vietnamese Martyrs Catholic Center, San Antonio