Televised liturgies are a ministry of the Church that evangelizes by reaching people unable to be physically present in a worshiping community.

Your gift to the CDA supports over 70 community and charitable organizations that assist individuals and families in need or in crisis. The CDA serves the needs of local communities beyond the boundaries of any one parish. As a result more people are served across communities as well as within parishes.

The CDA supports over 70 community and charitable organizations that assist individuals in need or in crisis. Some of the outreach includes shelters for abused women, assistance for the elderly and resources for the homeless.

The annual Charity and Development Appeal that supports individuals and families in need throughout the Diocese of Phoenix gets underway Feb. 8.

Some 30,000 Catholics this year pledged their support to the Diocese of Phoenix Charity and Development Appeal, the lifeblood of some 70 organizations that assists families and individuals in need throughout Arizona.

Funds from the Charity and Development appeal provide crucial funding to parishes and help ensure a Catholic presence on college campuses such as Northern Arizona University.

Three days a week, a driver from the Monsignor Edward J. Ryle Life Center in Phoenix comes to pick up Charles “Chuck” Hanford for a day of activities.

The 2014 Charity and Development Appeal begins Feb. 8-9 in parishes throughout the Diocese of Phoenix.

John Burgess left his home in Wisconsin where he and his wife lived for 34 years to take a job in Arizona, a state he felt would surely run out of water.

Local Catholics gave more than $7.8 million this year to fight poverty, educate students and bolster pro-life efforts through the Charity and Development Appeal.


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