The Annual Catholic Appeal is a tax that we must pay every year. It funds important ministries.
God asks us all to be generous and to trust that he will take care of us.
When I had to leave everything behind for the priesthood, the Annual Catholic Appeal allowed me to go to seminary for free, and the money spent on my education was money well spent.
We give our time and money to God, not because he or the church needs it, but because it is the only way to keep time and money from becoming idols in our lives. Stewardship is a spiritual discipline.