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Congratulations to Royal City, Roslyn, Bridgeport, Chelan, Cowiche, and Ephrata for meeting your goal! We also have Leavenworth, White Swan, St. Joseph Kennewick, Toppenish, Warden, Prosser, St. Joseph Yakima, and Grandview within 90%-99% of meeting their goal.  Thank you everyone for all your hard work!

 

ACA Moment:  With the 2014 Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) soon coming to a close, it is good to reflect on how our donations throughout the year have benefited many people throughout the Diocese.  One ministry funded by the ACA that has an impact on not only those involved but the Diocese as a whole is the Quo Vadis Days (QVD) camp held for high school young men.  The camp helps young men discern their calling in life, especially the possibility of a calling to the priesthood.  The 2014 Quo Vadis was held August 4th-6th at Camp Koinonia near Cle Elum.  This camp has impacted the Diocese by helping some of our seminarians decide to follow a calling to the priesthood.  Two such seminarians are Luis Fernando Trujillo and Michael Kelly, both of whom are studying at Mount Angel Seminary.

To read the full article about these two young men and their experience at Quo Vadis Days, please visit (click here)

 

Final Notice– ACA Appreciation Lunch and Training Day (Fri. September 19)

We have scheduled our 3ndAnnual Training for the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) onFriday, September 19,from10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This trainingis for Pastors, Associate Pastors, parish bookkeepers, secretaries, and other parish staff involved in the ACA. For more information (click here)

 

Address Updates:  Thank you to the 16 parishes that have submitted their Annual Address Update.  These updates will be very helpful to us as we prepare for the 2015 Annual Catholic Appeal.  If you have not sent in your updates, please do so as soon as possible. Thank you in advance!

Summary Highlights (August 31, 2013 vs. August 31, 2014)

   

Last Year

 

This Year

Difference

 
   

2013 ACA

vs.

2014 ACA

   

*

Pledge

$1,935,016

 

$2,085,589

$150,573

Increase

*

Goal

$1,464,155

 

$1,525,795

$61,640

Increase

*

PTD

$1,638,959

 

$1,789,272

$150,313

Increase

*

Shortfall to Diocese

$72,171

 

$35,385

$36,786

Decrease

*

Participation

6996

 

7520

524

Increase

   

Note:  Even though the goal is higher, the

   
   

shortfall to the diocese is still decreased

   

 

The Monthly Report for August is available on the ACA Website: Please visit the link below for the latest ACA Monthly Report. The report is also attached.  http://yakimadiocese.org/index.php/ministries/annual-catholic-appeal.

 

Should you have any questions regarding the ACA, please do not hesitate to contact Alma Benitez, Director of Stewardship and Development, or Sandra Boguslawski, ACA Bookkeeper, at (509) 965-7117.

 

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