2023 Annual Catholic Appeal

Thank you to all who continue to give generously to the Annual Catholic Appeal as well as through your prayers and participation in ministry and mission of St. Paul Parish. Your efforts make so many things possible for our parish and the wider church throughout Western Washington. We want to ask you this year to please consider giving your Annual Appeal gift online. We know many of you are still comfortable writing a check or inserting cash in the envelope for us to send to the Archdiocese and we greatly appreciate your generosity and consistency over many years. As we strive to make giving to the Annual Appeal more secure, safer, faster, and efficient for our staff, we want you to consider making your gift online for the following reasons:

  • Most important: Because the ACA is processed centrally at the Archdiocese, any envelopes received here at the parish (cash, check, or credit card) will be recorded at the parish and then sent via U.S. Postal service to the Archdiocese. Eliminating the need to send checks and cash through the mail is safer, timely (avoids the USPS staffing shortages), consistent and just better business in this era of electronic processing
  • Giving a gift online is safe and secure. Online vendors go to great lengths to ensure their online giving platform is fully secure and compliant with industry standards.
  • Giving online saves an incredible amount of time here at St. Paul for our staff and volunteers. Online gifts go directly to the Archdiocese site where they can be processed faster, more efficiently and with less errors (particularly handwriting errors that need clarification). The Archdiocese uploads a detailed report every week for any donations that were marked directly for our parish (people giving online select their parish from a drop-down screen). This report is then used to record your gift here at the parish.
  • Giving a gift online is better for the environment. Being good stewards of our resources is one of the fundamental aspects of being a disciple.

As you can see, there are good reasons (and many more) to consider giving online. For those of you who interested, we are here to help you at St. Paul in the following ways:

  • Call our office at 206-725-2050 for assistance 
    • You can enter in data for the parishioner
    • They can still call the Archdiocese at 800-809-4921

Can your gift be doubled?

Many companies MATCH gifts to the Annual Catholic Appeal! Check if your employer has a Matching Gift program and help your parish maximize their Annual Catholic Appeal Rebate! Once your payment has been received OR pledge has been paid in full, you can apply for the match per your employer’s instructions. (tax ID# 91-0778147)The Annual Catholic Appeal is about being Catholic and recognizing there are priests and deacons to be trained, social services for the needy and poor to be offered, Catholic schools to sustain and grow, retired priests and nuns to support and so much more!

Our arish average gift is $365. If you gave last year, please consider increasing your gift by 5%. If you did not give last year, would you consider a gift of $365 or more? Gifts of any amount are welcome and appreciated - your gift will make a difference in the lives of thousands of your neighbors - Catholic and non-Catholic alike.

Annual Household Earnings  1% Pledge   10 Monthly Payments
$10,000                              $100            $10
$20,000                              $200            $20    
25,000                                $250            $25
$30,000                              $300            $30
$36,500                              $365            $36.50
$40,000                              $400            $40
$50,000                              $500            $50
$75,000                              $750            $75
$80,000                              $800            $80
$90,000                              $900            $90
$100,000                            $1,000          $100