The Charity and Development Appeal
The Charity & Development Appeal (CDA) is the annual fundraising effort to support more than seventy charities, ministries and apostolates for the Diocese of Phoenix. The CDA has been in place since 1970! Every year, families are asked to prayerfully consider how much they will pledge in service to others, acting as the heart and hands of Jesus.
Your Gift to the CDA Supports
Charitable organizations extending outreach services to those in need, including women’s health and pregnancy services, counseling, homeless, veterans, unemployed, eldercare, and so much more. Refugees, foster care, victims of domestic violence and sex-trafficking,
Evangelization efforts helping diverse communities to be touched by the light of Christ, creating opportunities for lay leadership formation.
Religious education supporting parishes in their mission to share Catholic teachings with people of all ages.
Ministry formation in training deacons, parish directors and lay ministers.
Vocations, Clergy & Religious to become and continue to be our spiritual leaders.
Parishes and Missions, especially those serving under-privileged communities, Native American communities, Newman Centers, and in remote locations.
Catholic Schools that offer a rigorous curriculum, and help develop the mind, body and spirit of each child.
Sacred Liturgy supporting the liturgical and sacramental life of parishes, as well as the weekly televised Mass.