About the Appeal

My Dear Friends in Christ:

Our Holy Father Pope Francis reminds us that “Jesus, the hope, renews everything.” As Archbishop of Boston, I am deeply grateful for all that you do to help strengthen and renew our Church. Your faithful commitment to this work is a sign of hope and a true blessing—so important to those who have been helped, and so meaningful to me.

Thank you for support of the 2014 Catholic Appeal. Please be assured of my prayers and deepest appreciation for your generosity as together we go forward in hope.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM Cap

2014 Catholic Appeal Leadership

Pastor Advisory Committee

Rev. Kenneth Cannon
St. Mary of the Nativity, Scituate

Rev. Paul Clifford
St. Francis of Assisi, Braintree

Rev. Rodney Copp, Vice Chairman
St. Gerard Majella, Canton

Msgr. William Helmick, Founder
St. Theresa of Avila, West Roxbury

Rev. Richard Messina
St. Mary, Winchester

Rev. Louis Palmieri
Holy Family, Amesbury/Star of the Sea, Salisbury

Msgr. Francis Strahan, Chairman
St. Bridget, Framingham

Rev. George Szal, SM
Immaculate Conception, Revere

Rev. Walter Waldron
St. Patrick, Roxbury

Catholic Appeal Committee

John and Nuala Carlson
St. Augustine, Andover

John Dwyer
Holy Family, Duxbury

Ken Foscaldo
St. Margaret Mary, Westwood

Michael Griffin
Sacred Heart, Roslindale

Chris Kierce
St. Anthony, Cohasset

Catherine Rein
St. Ann by the Sea, Marshfield

John Riley
St. Paul, Wellesley