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2024 Annual Catholic Appeal

Please make your gift to the 2024 Annual Catholic Appeal. Thanks in advance for your generosity!



This year’s theme for the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) is Together at the Table. It evokes the Last Supper and the story of the two disciples on the way to Emmaus who are together at the table with the Lord. In these images, we know ourselves as gathered together, as fed by the Eucharist, and as missionary disciples sent into the world. Closely connected to this is Pope Francis' call for a synodal Church, that is, a Church "on the road together." When we are together at the table, the altar of the Lord's sacrifice, we find the true means that sustain us on our shared journey homeward.

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 2024 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 10–11, 2023). Donors must include their return address on the envelope in the upper lefthand corner.






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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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