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Congratulations to Mattawa, Quincy, Richland, White Salmon, and Cle Elum for meeting your ACA goal. We also have Wapato, Moses Lake, Holy Family (Yakima), Selah and Moxee between 90%-96% from meeting their goal.  Thank you everyone for all your hard work!

ACA Moment: The Annual Catholic Appeal funds many different programs and ministries throughout the Diocese of Yakima.  One such program is Magnificat. Isaac Prieto, Assistant of Hispanic Ministries for the Diocese, explains Magnificat as a “school of faith formation for anyone.” Fr. Jaime Chacon, pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish in Yakima, is the Vicar of Faith Education and Hispanic Affairs. He and Isaac are the coordinators for Magnificat here in the Diocese. Magnificat began over ten years ago when it was first offered in both English and Spanish. For several years now, the program has only been offered in Spanish, but as of this year, it is again available in English. The program is open to any adult or young adult within the Diocese and offers classes on many different topics such as the sacraments, liturgy, dogma, spirituality, Mary and the saints, and apologetics. Magnificat is a three-year program of 16 classes. Over 200 people throughout the Diocese this year are benefiting from the faith education that this program offers. Click here to learn more.

ACA Parish Reports Update:  Parishes who are only receiving a few pledges (about 5 or less) do not need to submit a report unless they want one for their records.  Please just send the original pledge card and payment to the Diocese, and the ACA Bookkeeper will process them.  Note: If you submit one parish check for the donation, it must be accompanied by a report.  The report acts as a double-check for our records if there are questions later on.

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

   

Last Year

 

This Year

Difference

 
   

2013 ACA

vs.

2014 ACA

   

*

Pledge

 $   1,861,680.00

 

 $   2,016,292.00

$   171,572

Increase

*

Goal

 $   1,464,155.00

 

 $   1,525,795.00

$     61,640

Increase

*

PTD

 $   1,162,026.00

 

 $  1,350,963.00

$   184,720

Increase

*

Shortfall to Diocese

 $     327,795.00

 

 $     230,963.00

($  96,832)

Decrease

*

Participation

6,661

 

7,293

632

Increase

Note:  Even though the goal is higher, the shortfall to the diocese is still decreased.

The Monthly Report for March 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. 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..