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The Stewardship and Development Office would like to especially thank every pastor, parish staff, and volunteer who put so much time and talent into this important effort. Because of your commitment and leadership, the Annual Catholic Appeal was a success! Everyone who participated with their time, talent, and treasure should be proud to be part of this important effort.

Thank you!!

Congratulations to Toppenish, St. Joseph-Yakima, Warden, and Benton City for meeting your goal! We also had Prosser, St. Joseph-Sunnyside, and Grandview within 95%-99% of meeting their goal.

Thirty-six of the 41 (88%) parishes met and/or exceeded their 2014 ACA Goal. Below is the Summary Highlights. The ACA goal in 2010 was 1.4 million, rebates $164,883, Shortfall $151,126 and the goal in 2014 was 1.5 million, rebates $393,920 and shortfall $9,417. In 2010, we had 6,122 donors and today we have 7,536 (an increase of 1,414). This is good news for our local Church. The Church has the pastors, staff, and parish ACA volunteers to thank for it.

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

   

Last Year

 

This Year

Difference

 
   

2013 ACA

vs.

2014 ACA

   

 

Pledge

$1,948,904

 

$2,103,882

$154,978

Increase

 

Goal

$1,464,155

 

$1,525,795

$61,640

Increase

 

PTD

$1,770,319

 

$1,903,896

$133,577

Increase

 

Total Rebates

$342,121

 

$393,920

$51,799

Increase

 

Actual Income to Diocese

$1,428,198

 

$1,509,976

$81,778

Increase

 

Shortfall to Diocese

$35,957

 

$9,417

$26,540

Decrease

 

Participation

6,996

 

7,536

540

Increase

  

The Preliminary Final Monthly Report for ACA 2014 is available on the Website: Please click here for the latest ACA Monthly Report. The report is also attached.  

Our ACA 2015 launched on October 18 and 19. The Pledge Weekend was on November 8 and 9. This weekend is the Second Follow Up Weekend. Our theme for this year is “You are members of the family of God...with Jesus Christ as the Capstone.”  (from Eph 2:19-21) Don’t forget, parishioners will not have the opportunity to express this belief in the mission of our local Church if they are not asked.

 

2015 ACA Update:  Thank you to the parishes that have submitted their ACA Reports! The parishes have been doing a great job, and we appreciate all your hard work!  We have had 19 of the 41 parishes submit at least one report.  If you have not submitted a report for your parish yet, please do so as soon as possible.  It is especially important that we receive credit card pledges right away as some people want their withdrawals to start in November or December.  As a reminder, please do not put more than about 100 pledges into one report.  If you have received a large amount of pledges for one weekend, simply divide them between two reports and send them together with one check.  Smaller batches of pledges help to streamline processing.

 

November 20: Second Report Due to Development Office

       Assure Bookkeeper/Appeal Secretary submits second report to Sandra at 5301-A Tieton Drive, Yakima, WA 98908-3493. This includes 2015 Annual Catholic Appeal Donor List, Parish Report Transmittal Form, Pledge Cards and Parish Check.

        Reports are due on each Wednesday of each week during the Appeal.

 

November 22/23: Second Follow-Up Weekend

       Assure Appeal envelopes and pencils are available in the pews.

       Before each Mass make certain that each pew pocket is replenished with envelopes and a sufficient number of pencils.

       Use ACA suggested Prayers of the Faithful at all Masses.

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

Donate Online (ACA): https://yakimadiocese.thankyou4caring.org/

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..