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Over 120 years of serving the people of God in Coney Island Annual Catholic Appeal 2020: We Are the Church, TOGETHER.

Each year Shrine Church of Our Lady of Solace joins with the Diocese of Brooklyn to conduct the Annual Catholic Appeal, which supports Catholic programs throughout Brooklyn and Queens and effects the lives of countless individuals and families living in our neighborhoods. The goal of the Annual Catholic Appeal is to raise a minimum of $8 million to provide programs and ministries throughout the Diocese and support the local efforts of parishes like ours.

What are the objectives of Annual Catholic Appeal?

The Lord calls us all to care for one another and the Church. It is up to us to foster faith and do good works in the ways we know how. Those who are hungry, without shelter, without access to Catholic education, men discerning the priesthood and those who are ill and dying are just a few of the groups who depend upon our generosity to the Annual Catholic Appeal. Your gift to the Appeal is a response in love to serve our neighbors by funding the ministries of the Diocese of Brooklyn that cannot be supported by any one parish alone but benefit all parishes in our Diocese. You can answer the call of Jesus who asks us to feed the hungry, welcome the stranger, visit the sick and imprisoned, honor our mother and father, celebrate the Eucharist and educate and make disciples of all nations through your donation to the 2019 Annual Catholic Appeal.

The goal at Shrine Church of Our Lady of Solace is $30,201. Once we exceed our goal, we will then receive 100% of all funds raised above this figure directly back to our parish.

Annual Catholic Appeal 2020 Video









Number of pledges: 142


as of 2/1/2021 - Final Total

Pledged: $35,310.00

Paid: $32,186.00


  31% - Vocations Support

  23% - Faith Formation and

            Pastoral Life

  14% -  Chaplaincies

  10% - Catholic Charities

  10% - Retired Priests

    7% - Catholic Migration Services

    3% - Tuition Assistance for

            Catholic Education

    2% - Catholic Youth Ministry

How Annual Catholic Appeal

Funds Are Distributed:

Goal of $30,201.00 was surpassed.

Amount returned to the parish:

$1,985 (from pledges paid)