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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VBS Financial Assistance

Thank you for your interest in applying for financial assistance for Vacation Bible School curriculum made possible by the generous donors of the Archbishop’s Appeal.

If your application is approved, this fund will contribute a portion of the cost of your Vacation Bible School curriculum. Ancillary items such as CDs, prizes, t-shirts, and promotional materials will not be funded by the Archbishop's Appeal. Please do not purchase materials first and then ask for reimbursement.

Please keep in mind that we will only fund Catholic VBS Programs. For example: Group Publishing, Inc., and Standard Publishing are non-denominational providers and do not qualify for this funding. Please be sure of your publisher before you apply for assistance! Unlike religious education text series, VBS materials are supplementary programs and are not therefore eligible for "conformity" status from the USCCB. They must, however, carry a nihil obstat/imprimatur.

You will be notified of the approval status of your application within one month of the submission date. Invoices must be received by the Academy no later than 60 days from date of invoice. Otherwise, the Academy is not responsible for payment. The Academy will make a payment directly to the publisher for the amount awarded. The balance is the responsibility of the parish. The parish will be notified when payment is sent to the publisher. Shipping and handling costs are not payable by the Archbishop's Appeal grant. 


Vacation Bible School Assistance Application


Please do not purchase materials first and then ask for reimbursement. If approved, this fund will contribute a portion of the cost of your Vacation Bible School curriculum. Ancillary items like CDs, prizes, t-shirts, and promotional materials will not be funded by the Archbishop's Appeal. Your parish is responsible for the balance of the payment.


Catholic publishers only. Do NOT include shipping and handling.

Please upload a proposal provided by the publisher.

The amount that that parish will contribute to total cost.



Please describe how this assistance will benefit your parish. Include a story that illustrates how Vacation Bible School has contributed to the lives of those who participate, providing concrete examples of individuals whom you have served. When referring to individuals, please only use first name and last initial. This will be used in promotional materials distributed by the Archbishop’s Appeal to help insure that we are able to continue to provide assistance such as this.