Parish Resources

On this page, you will find many tools and handouts to help you with our Second Collections, the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, and general stewardship programs. To jump to a topic that interests you please use one of the three buttons below.

Here you will find some resources for promoting the good news with our site, Life of the Church. Thank you so much! Please contact us if you need any materials created!

Life of the Church Promotional Kit

Please use the following link to access our "kit" of promotional materials to promote the good work being done in our diocese! 

Annual Appeal Parish Tools

Parish representatives should find everything they need to promote the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal here. Additional content will be added over time. 

Our direct link for our new AAA24 Give Central Donate page is https://www.givecentral.org/aaa2024

Our general donate page is lifeofthechurch.com/donate

 

AAA 2025:

Announcement Weekend: February 22 & 23 

Commitment Weekend: March 1 & 2

AAA2026

Announcement Weekend: January 31 & February 1

Commitment Weekend: February 7 & 8

Promotional Materials

This section contains content to help promote the annual appeal. If you have any questions regarding our Annual Appeal materials, please contact Francesca Lupinetti at flupinetti@archatl.com

Social Media Posts

Please use the following link to access a Word Document which will provide some social media graphics for you to use to promote the Appeal in your Parish. Feel free to contact kmaranville@archatl.com for more graphics.

Midyear Pulpit Announcements

Please use the following link to access a Word Document which will provide some updated bulletin announcements for you to use to promote the Appeal in your Parish.

2024 Transmittal Form

2024 Manual Gift Processing Procedures

Pulpit and Bulletin Announcements

Pulpit and Bulletin Announcements Spanish

Logo– English

AAA 24 Logo

To download this image please right-click on it and select save image as… 

If you would like to save as a jpg rather than a WEBP file, please remove '.webp' from the file name. 

Logo– Spanish

AAA 24 Spanish Logo

To download this image please right-click on it and select save image as… 

If you would like to save as a jpg rather than a WEBP file, please remove '.webp' from the file name. 

Logo– Vietnamese

AAA 24 Vietnamese Logo

To download this image please right-click on it and select save image as… 

If you would like to save as a jpg rather than a WEBP file, please remove '.webp' from the file name. 

Annual Appeal Brochure – English

Annual Appeal Brochure – Spanish

Bulletin Insert- English/Spanish

Prayer Card- English/ Spanish

Poster- English/Spanish 12x18

Poster- English/ Vietnamese 12x18

English Banner- (Web, Letterhead, Emails. etc.)

AAA 24 Banner

To download this image please right click on it and select save image as…

Spanish Banner- (Web, Letterhead, Emails. etc.)

AAA 24 Spanish Banner

To download this image please right click on it and select save image as…

In Pew QR Code

In Pew QR Code Spanish

2024 QR Code

For use in your bulletins, website, pews, etc. 

Our direct link for our AAA Donate page is https://www.givecentral.org/aaa2024

To download this image please right click on it and select save image as… 

If you would like to save as a png, please right click and open in new tab and remove '.webp' from the file name

Homily English Video 2024 AAA

The button below will take you to an external site (Vimeo). Under the video, you will see the word Download. Click the download button to save a copy to your computer.  Otherwise, you can play the video from this external site with a wifi connection.

Homily Spanish Video 2024 AAA

The button below will take you to an external site (Vimeo). Under the video, you will see the word Download. Click the download button to save a copy to your computer.  Otherwise, you can play the video from this external site with a wifi connection.

Homily Vietnamese Video 2024 AAA

The button below will take you to an external site (Vimeo). Under the video, you will see the word Download. Click the download button to save a copy to your computer.  Otherwise, you can play the video from this external site with a wifi connection.

Second Collections

Why Have a Second Collection?

Second collections are a stewardship learning moment.  As Catholics we are part of a universal Church that extends well beyond our own parish boundaries.  Jesus calls us to “make disciples of all nations” (Mt. 28:19).  The bishops in the United States created the national collections so that by combining our resources we can more effectively carry out our mission as Catholics.  Each of the collections is worthy of support and represents our community of faith at its best—working in the world, improving lives, and saving souls.

Please view these collections in the light of stewardship and sharing. God has given us our life and our prosperity; it is right and just that we give something back helping people in our own country and throughout the world. Thank you for your generous response!

Second Collection Social Media Posts

If you need any additional graphics or information for your parish, please contact Krysten Maranville at kmaranville@archatl.com

Second Collection Schedules

Upcoming Second Collections

Directions: Click on the download button to download a document with additional information about each second collection.  For more information about graphics, please contact Krysten Maranville at kmaranville@archatl.com. For more information about second collections, please contact Francesca Lupinetti at flupinetti@archatl.com

Archdiocese for the Military Services Second Collection

The ministries offered by the AMS benefit those who serve in all six branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, are enrolled in U.S. Military Academies, undergo treatment at any of the 153 Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, work in civilian jobs for the federal government beyond U.S. borders - and their families.

Catholic Mission Outreach Second Collection

Your funding for the Catholic Mission Outreach Second Collection is the financial fuel to help assist dioceses in most need, from religious orders of men and women serving worldwide to local dioceses and ministries in financial crises. In 2022 and 2023, your generosity to Catholic Mission Outreach enriched the lives of the most vulnerable in 37 dioceses from 20 countries. 

Peter's Pence Second Collection

Through the Peter’s Pence collection, we can support the charitable works of Pope Francis and our Universal Church.

Please visit the USCCB Website for more materials. 

Catholic Communications May 12

Reading and meditating on the Word of God is a devotion that opens our hearts to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and draws us closer into communion with the whole Church, especially when we meditate on the Scripture passages used in the Mass.

Please visit the USCCB Website for more materials. 

Catholic Home Mission- April 28

Home mission dioceses are those Catholic dioceses in the United States, its territories, and former territories that cannot provide basic pastoral services without outside help. Basic pastoral services include Mass, the sacraments, religious education, and ministry training for priests, deacons, religious sisters, and laypeople. Nearly 40% of dioceses in the United States and its territories are considered home missions.

Please visit the USCCB Website for resources. If you need any support with graphics, please reach out to Krysten Maranville at kmaranville@archatl.com

Donor Rights

We take our donors’ intentions seriously.  The Archdiocese of Atlanta has adopted a “Donor Bill of Rights.” to assure you that the gifts you give, whether at the parish level or the archdiocesan level, will be used for the purposes for which they were given. If for some reason, a donor does not wish to support an organization designated for the second collection, they need only withhold their second collection gift on that particular Sunday.

Stewardship Resources

Bulletin Resources- Stewardship

Please download the pdf and click any of the links on the page to use these resources for your bulletin! Please contact kmaranville@archatl.com if you have any questions.

Last Updated: August 7, 2023