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The Annual Catholic Appeal launched on October 18 & 19, 2014. You should have received the in-pew envelopes by now; if you have not received the material, please contact me as soon as possible at (509) 965-7117.

The theme of this year’s ACA is:  “You are members of the family of God...with Jesus Christ as the Capstone.”  (from Eph 2:19-21). This theme, taken from St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, reveals our intimate membership in God’s Family, and suggests that as disciples of Christ, we are urged to live our life of faith with an evangelizing spirit; generously sharing ourselves and the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others.

I also urge you to carefully review the check off list for the Pledge Weekend November 8 & 9, 2014. Attached are Word and PDFs of in-pew pledge cards and ACA Information Card; these can be helpful if using projector to walk parishioners step by step through filling out pledge cards.

As last year, a list of parishioner account numbers, names, and addresses has been emailed to you by the Development office instead of mailing pre-printed labels. You may either print the labels at your parish or hand-write the information on the pledge card. Please make sure the account number is printed clearly and completely on the pledge card. If the parishioner has written a new address from the one that is on the label, please do not cover the new address when placing the label on the pledge card so that we can update their profile.  We are also providing an Excel Spreadsheet with the similar information. They were emailed on 10/29/14 to the contact email listed on the ACA parish reports turned in last year.  If you did not receive the list for your parish, please contact us.

Please visit our ACA Website “ACA Resources for Parish Staff.” i.e.  Manual, Check Off List, Timeline, Goals, Donor List in Excel, Transmittal Form in Excel.

http://yakimadiocese.org/ministries/annual-catholic-appeal

Closely review the check of list for this weekend.

November 8/9: ACA Pledge Weekend

  • Use ACA suggested Prayers of the Faithful at all Masses.

  • Place announcements in bulletin and make pulpit announcements at all Masses.

  • Confirm with those who will distribute in-pew pledge envelopes/pencils at each Mass. If these are not going to be hand distributed, then, assure that the pencils are inserted in all in-pew envelopes during the week before ACA Pledge Weekend.

    • Pastor/Associate Pastor Homily on Annual Support.
    • Make In-pew Appeal – Help parishioners complete Pledge Card* in envelope. Assure Pledge Card are completed thoroughly take parishioners step by step. Making sure they indicate the language they prefer mailing to be received. Also have them include their email address. To clearly print Name, Address, Home Phone #, Email Address, Parish Name.
      • Let them know about the materials inside in-pew envelopes: ACA Information Card and Pledge Card
      • Let them know the different ways to donate by Cash, Check or Credit/Debit/EFT. If they check Credit/Debit/EFT they must complete the backside of the pledge card. 
      • Online Donation: https://yakimadiocese.thankyou4caring.org/
      • Attached are Word and PDFs of in-pew pledge cards and ACA Information Card.  Helpful if using projector to walk parishioners step by step.
  • Before each Mass on Pledge and Follow-Up Weekends, make certain that each pew pocket is replenished with envelopes and a sufficient number of pencils.

Last Weekend - November 1/2: All Saints/All Souls Weekend

  • Use ACA suggested Prayers of the Faithful at all Masses.

  • Place announcements in bulletin and make pulpit announcements at all Masses.

  • Confirm with those who will distribute in-pew pledge envelopes/pencils at each Mass. If these are not going to be hand distributed, then, assure that the pencils are inserted in all in-pew envelopes during the week before ACA Pledge Weekend.

  • Please remind those who participated in past will receive a letter from Bishop Tyson and a pre-printed pledge card. Encourage them to bring pledge card on November 8 and 9 Pledge Weekend.

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. Our e-mail addresses are This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.