Love that gives hope.

Be a part of the Charity and Development Appeal beginning Feb. 9-10, 2019.


Love that Gives Hope

When you give to the Charity and Development Appeal you support the work of more than seventy organizations and ministries in our Diocese, transforming the lives of thousands of people. Together, we can put our faith into action. Together, we can do more than any one parish or person can do. Your love gives hope to so many!

A message from Bishop Olmsted

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Our Diocese is blessed with people who are moved by the grace of God’s love and motivated to share that love with others.  Loving your neighbor means acting with compassion, and I am so grateful for the love and compassion you share with those who are served by the Charity & Development Appeal (CDA).

Every gift to the CDA helps transform the lives of people who seek the loving presence of Christ.  Thank you for helping 70 ministries, apostolates and organizations to serve those who seek the grace of God’s love.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,
†Thomas J. Olmsted
Bishop of Phoenix

A message from our Co-Chairs

Dear Friends,

We are blessed to serve as Co-Chairs for the Charity & Development Appeal! Generosity begins at home and giving is a value that is “caught” rather than taught. When parents model stewardship, children become aware of the joy that comes from giving. We encourage your family to use GPS as your guide… how can you Give, Pray, and Serve together? Discuss a relatable goal for giving maybe the cost of a video game or a new toy. Pray together, especially for others. And serve as a family – perhaps a toy drive with younger kids, or food pantry with older kids. Embrace joy as faithful servants in God’s “Ohana” (Family)!

Genuinely in Christ,
Barry & Adelaida Severson
(and Lars, Brock & Swen)

Interested in stories of hope from the CDA? Keep an eye out for The Catholic Sun, arriving in your mailbox monthly. Your gift to the CDA, is truly a way to partner with others in our community to:

  • Feed the hungry
  • Welcome the stranger
  • Comfort the sick
  • Counsel the doubtful
  • Comfort the afflicted