Our Impact

In solidarity with the world in need

The Church is called to be an “advocate of justice and of the poor” in the face of intolerable social and economic inequalities, which “cry to heaven”. Your gifts to the ABCD helps the Church here in South Florida to walk with the poor as their friend.

The ABCD appeal is made once a year, and unlike the weekly collections at Masses, which stay in the local parish, these funds go to the archdiocese, to fund programs and services that are beyond the scope of individual churches.

Disciples in Faith work, which translates in Education and Formation of Seminarians Clergy, Deacons & Religious.

  • 58 seminarians studying for the priesthood in the archdiocese
  • 223 Assigned Priests
  • 109 Parishes and Missions
  • 10,332 First Holy Communions

Missionaries of Hope work, which means deeds done for others through Ministries, Evangelization and Faith Formation:

  • 58 Schools
  • 71,521 students, from PreK3 through college, receiving Religious Education in our schools and parishes
  • 362 Lay Ministers
  • 5 thousand plus families assisted through the Respect Life Office
  • Over 3.5 millions attended mass online

Servants for Charity work, done mainly through the Social Ministries & assisting Parishes and People in poor Communities:

  • $330K plus in aid for families affected by Covid-19
  • 121,700 plus individuals served through Catholic Social Service Programs
  • More than 100,000 people served through food banks and pantries in archdiocesan churches and agencies
  • 6,711 aged and infirm cared for in residences, nursing homes and rehabilitation centers run by Catholic Health Services.
58 Seminarians
362 Lay Ministers
223 Assigned Priests
109 Parishes and Missions
330k Plus in Aid for Families Affected by Covid19
Over 3.5 Millions Attended Mass Online
5k Plus Families Assisted Through Respect Life
10332 First Holy Communions
58 Schools
121700 Individuals Served Through Catholic Social Service Programs
71521 Students Receiving Religious Education in our schools and parishes
Seminarians
Seminarians studying for the priesthood
People Served
121,700+ People served through Catholic Social Service Programs
Aid for Families affected by Covid-19
$330K+ in Aid for families affected by Covid-19
Schools
71,521 students, receiving Religious Education in our schools and parishes

Total $11,800,000

A pie chart in this year’s brochure breaks down how the dollars were spent last fiscal year, based on the $11.8 million previously collected:

  • 29 percent, or $3.471,651 millions, went to the education and formation of seminarians, clergy, deacons and religious
  • 31 percent, or $3,636,383 millions, went to ministries, evangelization and faith formation
  • 40 percent, or $4.691,966 millions, went to social ministries and assisting parishes and people in poor communities

Our faith is not confined to a physical building; the influence of the Church does not stop at its front door.
TOGETHER, We Are The Church. A universal body of believers, delivering God’s message of hope and love to everyone, everywhere. Your generosity to the Archbishop’s Charity and Development Drive, ABCD, serves the Church so that the Church can serve you.
TOGETHER, We Are The Church, we can continue the work of Christ, no matter what challenges come our way.
Please join me in making a donation to the ABCD today. Every gift makes a difference.
Thank you and God bless you.

Most Rev. Thomas G. Wenski
Archbishop Of Miami
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Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski - Archbishop of Miami