Annual Catholic Appeal

ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL AMAZING! Each year every parish is given a goal to reach according to the number of parishioners. Then...every parish is also given a challenge goal...And this year, as in many years past, our St. Bernadette parish has exceeded the challenge goal!

Here are some details from the report as of May 21st:

2021 Published Goal$20,048

          Challenge Goal$22,050

         Total to Date  $24,217

Thank you to everyone who returned your pledge card and who donated so generously to the ACA. We know these dona8ons support so many different ministries in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. You are truly suppor8ng the mission of the Church! And a special thank you to our co-chairs this year, Mike and Margie Gacioch and Thomas and Diana Butler. You saw them outside the church for several Sundays in an effort to keep the Covid protocols and keep everyone safe. Great job! If anyone would s8ll like to send in your dona8on, it isn’t too late! Send it to the parish office or directly to the ACA Office.




Happy Easter! It is Springtime in St. Louis! Baseball is underway!


Happy Easter!

It is Springtime in St. Louis! Baseball is underway! Children (if not their parents) are anxious to start summer vacation! And the Annual Catholic Appeal is right around the corner.

Without a doubt, we’ve had a difficult year. But, if you are looking for it, you will see the will of our Father in abundant acts of kindness and love. The suffering that people endured during the pandemic inspired a sea of good deeds, as we all helped to carry one another’s burdens. Even in the midst of their own uncertainty, people were generous, and they wanted to help their neighbors and communities.

Mary---Square.jpg“Thy Will Be Done” ... For 2,000 years, Christians have dared to utter these words with confidence, for the will of our Father is always good, merciful, and compassionate. The Annual Catholic Appeal helps the Catholic Church in St. Louis to embody the will of the Father every day through thousands of acts of love in the parishes, schools, and ministries of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The Appeal unites all of us, and makes us present in a real way to each of these good deeds.

Please join the tens of thousands of others who will make a gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal this year. The Appeal will launch in parishes across the Archdiocese of St. Louis this coming weekend. You can also learn more, or make a gift online, at Thank you for your consideration.

Most importantly, please pray for the Appeal. Together, we turn to Mary, our Mother, who must have prayed the words "Thy Will Be Done" most perfectly, and to St. Joseph, who provided for the Holy Family. We entrust the Appeal, and all who depend on it, to their care.

I will be praying for you.



Brian Niebrugge
Executive Director, Stewardship and the Annual Catholic Appeal