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2023 Annual Catholic Appeal

Please make your gift to the 2023 Annual Catholic Appeal. Thanks in advance for your generosity!



This year’s theme for the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) is Walking on the road with Jesus. It draws on the gospel invitation to move and walk with Jesus into his kingdom. It also draws from the invitation of Pope Francis for all Catholics to embrace synodality, that is, a way for all of us to be the Church of God, to be together, syn-hodos, on the road with each other. Supporting the Annual Catholic Appeal unites us as a faith community in demonstrating love of neighbor through the good works we are able to provide together. The Appeal drives the holy mission of our archdiocese to teach, to serve and to sanctify, allowing us to carry out the work of Christ. 

The Annual Catholic Appeal is much different than a one-time special collection: It is a pledged commitment to make a gift over time. Your pledge can be made payable in installments. Each pledge makes a difference because all parishes participate in the campaign and the gifts of many enable our archdiocese to deliver needed ministries and services. We encourage giving at all levels to support this initiative. In addition to providing for ministries and services throughout the archdiocese, the Appeal also funds services that are of great help here in our parish by returning any proceeds above our goal to us. As we contemplate God’s many gifts to us, we should also reflect on our gratitude. When we financially support the work of our parish, our archdiocese and the Catholic Church throughout the world, we experience a feeling of deep gratitude, especially when we contemplate God’s many gifts to us personally. Your financial support for the work of our parish, our archdiocese, and the Church throughout the world is one way to express this gratitude. Please give what you can to the 2023 Annual Catholic Appeal.


Ways to Make ACA Gifts

One-time gifts, pledges, sustaining recurring gifts, as well as gifts made through stock, Donor Advised Funds and IRA distributions can be made by cash, check, or credit card through the following methods:



There is a dedicated annual appeal giving form accessible online at



Letters from the cardinal will be mailed by the

Annual Catholic Appeal and contain a pre-addressed

return envelope to mail in cash, check, or credit card gifts.



In-pew envelopes, already addressed to the Annual Catholic Appeal Gift Processing Center, will be distributed on Commitment Weekend at all Masses(February 11–12, 2023).






Annual Catholic Appeal

835 North Rush Street

Chicago, Illinois 60611-2030



Legal Name: The Catholic Bishop of Chicago,

Federal tax ID #36-2170826


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Contact Information

St. Paul of the Cross

320 South Washington Street
Park Ridge, IL 60068

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Phone: (847) 825-7605

Mass Schedule

UC = Upper Church
HFC = Holy Family Chapel 

Monday - Friday

6:25 am UC

8:30 am UC


8:30 am UC - weekday Mass

4:30 pm UC - vigil


7:30 am UC

9:00 am UC

10:30 am UC and HFC

12:00 pm UC