Last year, your humbling generosity enabled Catholic Extension to provide $25 million to build and sustain vibrant faith communities in America. Please accept my deepest gratitude for your support of this important mission!
At Catholic Extension, we are constantly witnessing the transformative power of faith at work across the country and how it truly impacts our society, especially in the most challenging of circumstances.
This could not have been more vividly evident this past year when, tragically, many areas of our country experienced total devastation due to unprecedented storms—Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Particularly hard hit were our poorest communities.
The heroic response of Catholic churches in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Texas, to the recent hurricanes was nothing short of remarkable. In a time of immense suffering, they reached out to their communities to help those most in need.
Catholic Extension was proud to be their partner in this inspiring effort. Many church leaders called Catholic Extension first in the wake of the storms, knowing that they could count on us to assist them in their hour of need.
Recently, on a trip to Puerto Rico, I saw firsthand how so many of the parishes that have been built and sustained by Catholic Extension over the years, provided not only for their neighbors’ basic human needs but, more importantly, provided God’s love to those most isolated and vulnerable.
Through the generous response from you, our donors, Catholic Extension was able to closely collaborate with eight of the hardest hit Catholic dioceses, allowing them to provide the level of spiritual and charitable care that their local communities required in their moment of crisis. This was truly the Church at her best.
In many of the hardest hit communities the road to recovery will be long. Nonetheless, we must appreciate the immediate and profound impact you helped us achieve in these suffering communities.
Thank you for joining us and supporting all the work of Catholic Extension.
Yours in Christ,
Reverend John J. Wall
President, Catholic Extension
2017 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report