Through the Appeal, we support the men and women who work behind the schenes to assist our parishes, schools and agencies. We provide our clergy with the retirement that they so deserve during the sunset of life. We educate the faithful who will serve our parishes as future priests, deacons, lay leaders and religious. We nourish our children both spiritually and intellectually in our fine Catholic schools and religious education programs. And through Catholic Charities, we protect the disadvantaged, innocent and vulnerable.