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.

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.

Second Collection Schedules

Second Collection Schedule for 2023

Content Type: PDF
Last Updated: March 30, 2022

Second Collection Schedule For 2024

Content Type: PDF
Last Updated: February 24, 2023

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 Hardee at khardee@archatl.com. For more information about second collections, please contact Francesca Lupinetti at flupinetti@archatl.com

Holy Land Second Collection March 23-24

Please use these graphics and tools while Promoting the National Second Collection for Holy Land on March 23 and 24.

The url for donations will be lifeofthechurch.com/donate

Last Updated: February 20, 2024

Catholic Relief Services Second Collection Mar 9-10

Please use these graphics and tools while Promoting the National Second Collection for Catholic Relief Services on March 9 and 10.

The url for donations will be lifeofthechurch.com/donate

Last Updated: February 6, 2024

Black and Indian Missions Second Collection Feb 10-11

Please use this information to promote the Second Collection for Black and Indian Missions on February 10th and 11th

Feel free to reach out to kmaranville@archatl.com if you need any graphics or assistance.

Last Updated: January 10, 2024

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.

Please view these collections in the light of stewardship and of 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!

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 khardee@archatl.com if you have any questions.

Last Updated: August 7, 2023

Thoughts on Stewardship

Consider using these in your Sunday bulletin, newsletter, correspondence, and on your closed circuit TV.

Last Updated: May 1, 2017

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. We encourage you to use the browser Google Chrome when accessing the content on this page.

Please use these links in any announcements or websites

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

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This section contains content to help promote the annual appeal. For images right click on the image and select Save Image As...
0AAA Manual Gift Processing Procedures

File Type: pdf
Language(s): English
Last Updated: January 3, 2024

0AAA Transmittal Form

File Type: pdf
Language(s): English
Last Updated: January 3, 2024

2024 AAA Banner – English/ Spanish

To download each of these images please right-click on it and select save image as…

File Type: jpg
Language(s): English
Last Updated: January 3, 2024

2024 Annual Appeal Brochure – English

File Type: pdf
Language(s): English
Last Updated: January 3, 2024

2024 Annual Appeal Brochure – Spanish

File Type: pdf
Language(s): Spanish
Last Updated: January 3, 2024

2024 Poster in English and Spanish

File Type: pdf
Language(s): English, Spanish
Last Updated: January 3, 2024

2024 Poster in English and Vietnamese

File Type: pdf
Language(s): English, Vietnamese
Last Updated: January 3, 2024

In Pew Parish QR Code

Please use these QR Code Strips in your pews or parish to help promote the 2024 Annual Appeal

Feel free to contact kmaranville@archatl.com for more QR codes or graphics.

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Last Updated: January 10, 2024

In Pew Parish QR Code Espanol

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Last Updated: January 18, 2024

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.

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Last Updated: January 16, 2024

Announcements

2024 Bulletin and Pulpit Announcements English

File Type: pdf
Language(s): English
Last Updated: January 3, 2024

2024 Bulletin Insert in English and Spanish

File Type: pdf
Language(s): English, Spanish
Last Updated: January 3, 2024

Pulpit and Bulletin Announcements- Spanish

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Last Updated: January 23, 2024

Appeal Videos

Archbishop Hartmayer 2024 AAA Homily English Video

The button to the right 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.

File Type: website
Language(s): English
Last Updated: January 3, 2024

Archbishop Hartmayer 2024 AAA Homily Spanish Video

The button to the right 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.

File Type: website
Language(s): Spanish
Last Updated: January 3, 2024

Archbishop Hartmayer 2024 AAA Homily Vietnamese Video

The button to the right 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.

File Type: website
Language(s): Vietnamese
Last Updated: January 3, 2024

Documents

2024 AAA In Pew Script – English

File Type: doc
Language(s): English
Last Updated: February 6, 2023

In Pew Script- Spanish

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Last Updated: January 22, 2024

Homily

2024 AAA Homily Audio Dubbed Spanish

File Type: mp3
Language(s): Spanish
Last Updated: January 3, 2024

2024 AAA Homily Audio Dubbed Vietnamese

File Type: mp3
Language(s): Vietnamese
Last Updated: January 3, 2024

2024 AAA Homily Audio English

You can preview the audio here or click the download button to put a copy on your computer.

File Type: mp3
Language(s): English
Last Updated: January 3, 2024

Archbishop Hartmayer 2024 AAA Homily English Video

The button to the right 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.

File Type: website
Language(s): English
Last Updated: January 3, 2024

Archbishop Hartmayer 2024 AAA Homily Spanish Video

The button to the right 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.

File Type: website
Language(s): Spanish
Last Updated: January 3, 2024

Archbishop Hartmayer 2024 AAA Homily Vietnamese Video

The button to the right 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.

File Type: website
Language(s): Vietnamese
Last Updated: January 3, 2024

Homily Text – English 2024 AAA

File Type: pdf
Language(s): English
Last Updated: January 3, 2024

Homily Text – Spanish 2024 AAA

File Type: pdf
Language(s): Spanish
Last Updated: January 3, 2024

Logos

2024 Annual Appeal Logos – English/Spanish/ Vietnamese

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

File Type: jpg
Language(s): English
Last Updated: January 3, 2024

Parish Goals

Giving Chart (up to 12%)

Proportionate Giving Table

Commitment per WEEK in Dollars

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Last Updated: January 22, 2024

Parish Goals Sheet- AAA24

See your parish's assigned Annual Appeal Goal for 2024.

 

Starting with the 2021 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, an overage up to 25 percent of goal is spendable by the parish. Overage in excess of 25 percent remains with the parish to be contributed to its endowment or be used to pay past-due debt. - School Assessment and Annual Appeal changes memo, July 1, 2020

 

File Type: pdf
Language(s): English
Last Updated: January 3, 2024

Training

In Pew Spanish Presentation

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Last Updated: January 30, 2024

In Pew- Powerpoint Presentation

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Last Updated: January 30, 2024

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