Together We Serve

Together We Serve celebrates successful 2022 campaign

Annual Appeal gives away $1.38 million and recognizes eight Top Achievers

The 2022 Together We Serve Annual Appeal raised 99% of its $1.5 million goal, and gave away almost $1.4 million to 10 beneficiaries and 35 “Parish Share” parishes. Just 6.3% of the funds raised went to administration costs, less than half the industry average of 12-15%.

Local beneficiaries received 70% of funds disbursed, including:

  • $256,480 to Catholic Social Services Sign of Hope
  • $256,480 to The Foundation of St. Joseph Seminary & Newman Theological College
  • $128,240 to St. Joseph’s College at the University of Alberta
  • $64,120 to St. Joseph Priests’ Foundation of Edmonton
  • $192,360 to Rebuild Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples

Canadian beneficiaries received 15% of funds disbursed, including $96,180 each to the Needs of the Canadian Church and the Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith

International beneficiaries received the final 15%, including $64,120 each to Evangelization of Peoples, Needs of the Church in the Holy Land, and the Pope’s Pastoral Works.

Parish Share rebates, totalling $102,085, were rebated to 35 parishes that exceeded their targets. Overall, 37 parishes achieved or exceeded their targets and 71% of all parishes achieved at least 90%.

Eight parishes were recognized as TOP ACHIEVERS in four categories based on parish size:

Mini & Mission Parish (<100 families)

 
Highest Percentage 2022 St. Joseph, Wabamun: 216%
Most Dollars Raised 2022 St. Anne, Trochu: $14,770

Small Parish (100-499 families)

 
Highest Percentage 2022 Queen of Martyrs, Edmonton: 273%
Most Dollars Raised 2022 Holy Name of Jesus, Vermilion: $25,405

Mid-size Parish (500-1,999 families)

 
Highest Percentage 2022 St. Anthony, Drayton Valley: 127%
Most Dollars Raised 2022 St. Theresa, Edmonton: $54,041

Large Parish (2,000+ families)

 
Highest Percentage 2022 Holy Family, St. Albert: 125%
Most Dollars Raised 2022 St. Thomas More, Edmonton: $147,281

Honourable mention to Corpus Christi Parish in Consort, which tied Top Achiever, Queen of Martyrs, as First Past the Post, achieving 100% its target by March 31, 2022. Corpus Christi went on to exceed its target by 146%.

Together We Serve is an annual appeal in the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton. It was launched in 2014 to simplify giving by combining recurring special collections in parishes and inviting Catholics to work together to serve those in need at home, in Canada, and abroad. Together We Serve shows both Catholics and those around us that we are all one Church, acting together to advance the Mission given to us by Jesus Christ.

For more information or to donate to the 2023 Together We Serve campaign (and credit it towards your parish’s target), visit: https://caedm.ca/togetherweserve.


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