Mission Advancement

The Office of Mission Advancement helps you discover the joy of putting your faith into action by connecting you with opportunities that speak to your heart and advance the mission of the Church. 

The Office of Mission Advancement helps you discover the joy of putting your faith into action by connecting you with opportunities that speak to your heart and advance the mission of the Church. 

The Office of Mission Advancement (OMA) is a comprehensive support system for parishes, schools, ministries, and programs across the entire Archdiocese of Atlanta. We offer guidance and assistance in

  • stewardship
  • capital campaigns
  • parish offertory
  • annual appeal
  • second collections
  • financial and analytical modeling
  • marketing and promotions
OMA Team with Bishops

The needs and challenges across one of the fastest-growing dioceses in the country are vast. Not all parishes, schools, ministries, and programs are able to fund their mission from their immediate circle of parishioners and supporters.  

 OMA helps by connecting the generous people of the archdiocese to projects and programs outside of their main parish. 

 We are thrilled to share the tangible results of our efforts in 2023 and early 2024. We are deeply grateful to the parishioners of the Archdiocese of Atlanta for their generosity, which has made these achievements possible. 

Stewardship:

Increased gifts to the Archbishop's Annual Appeal by $2.7M over goal. $2.7M returned to the parishes for their operational needs and long-term foundational accounts for future needs.

Secured $2.4M in new/additional parish offertory commitments for 13 participating parishes through the Parish Offertory Program. This offertory increase will help the parishes fund their ministries and immediate needs.

Provided consulting services to several parishes currently considering or actively running parish capital campaigns.

Outreach: 

 In 2022 and 2023, our Catholic Mission Outreach via the second collection allowed the archdiocese to enrich the lives of the most vulnerable in 37 dioceses from 20 countries. We supported dioceses worldwide in evangelization, education, and dignified living.

Education: 

 By introducing the GRACE Awareness weekend, we helped increase registration for GRACE Scholars by an additional $1M. GRACE Scholars, the student scholarship organization (SSO) established jointly by the Archdiocese of Atlanta and the Diocese of Savannah, awarded 1,115 scholarships totaling $4.09M to students from families with limited financial means to attend Catholic schools in both dioceses.

Special Projects (2)

The Annual Appeal only covers a portion of the different ministry's needs. Each ministry must still fundraise for their additional program or project needs. Your donation to the Mission Advancement Fund can directly help ministries with additional program and project funding needs extending their reach in parishes, the archdiocese, and our community. You can help today. Every donation matters!

For suggestions and collaboration, please contact

Deacon Rick Medina

rmedina@archatl.com 
404-920-7615