2021 Archdiocesan Annual Appeal

A Word from Father Greg
“The Archdiocesan Annual Appeal reminds us that we are part of the Body of Christ, that we belong to others whom we do not see, and they belong to us. St. Paul reminds us of that in his first letter to the Corinthians: ‘By one Spirit we are all baptized into one Body’ (1 Cor.12:13). Through the AAA, we are able to express our solidarity with those sisters and brothers whose needs are often greater than our own.”

The theme of this year’s appeal is “For the needy will never be forgotten, nor will the hope of the afflicted ever fade”. Psalm9:19.

Please use the below donation form to complete your AAA gift.

Please note, if you choose "Pledged Gift", you will not see the funds deducted from your account until the end of the month. If you choose to make a one-time gift, the transaction should be completed within 24 hours.

If you have any questions or issues related to your AAA gift, please contact giving@StIgnatiusSF.org.

What is the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal? 
The AAA is an annual fundraising initiative in which the Archdiocese appeals to each parish to support the Church’s mission and the work of the Archdiocese on behalf of all those within its borders. The AAA reminds us that our parish does not operate in isolation, but is part of something greater, something that unites all Catholics in San Francisco in our call to do God’s work on Earth.  You can see more from the Archdiocese in their brochure here.

When is the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal? 
The AAA officially kicked off on Monday, February 22nd,2021. Our assessment is due to the Archdiocese by January 15th,2022.  

What is the 2021 Assessment for St. Ignatius Parish? 
Each parish’s goal is determined using the same four factors. Our parish’s assessment for this year is $171,082. This amount is determined by calculating a portion (20%) of the following revenue sources:

What happens if St. Ignatius Parish does not raise there quired funds by January 2022?
If the parish is not able to raise sufficient funds to cover our assessed portion of the AAA from our parishioners, the funds will have to come out of the parish’s operating budget. Timely payment is required as part of our, and all parishes’ communion with the Church.   

How much should I contribute?
There is no ‘one size fits all’ contribution amount. Every parish household has different financial resources and capacities to give. We hope that contributions will be based on the idea of ‘Equal Sacrifices’, not ‘Equal Gifts’. The participation of all those who call St. Ignatius Parish home is what we strive for. Please prayerfully consider what amounts to as acrificial gift for your household. Gifts of any amount are greatly appreciated and will be properly acknowledged by the Archdiocese.  

Where are funds from the AAA directed? 
A word from Father Greg on how services provided by the Archdiocese benefit parishioners here at St. Ignatius.

“Without the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, parishioners Kenndra and Andrew, Cameron and Alyse, and Coleman and Melissa would not be getting married. Whether its local parishioners getting married back home in Massachusetts or seeking an annulment for a previous marriage, their futures are assured because of the services provided to St. Ignatius parishioners, which are funded by the AAA.”

The funds raised during the AAA will help support the nearly half a million Catholics within the Archdiocese of San Francisco. They enable the Archdiocese to provide resources to our local community and to the greater Church. Please see the below chart which illustrates how the Archdiocese will allocate funds raised from the AAA.

Are any funds from the AAA used for legal fees or settlements involving clergy? 
According to the Archdiocese of San Francisco, AAA funds will never be used for any legal proceedings.

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