By Sue Pershon
This year’s Annual Diocesan Appeal goal is $6.6 million. So far, 19,733 pledges have been received, totaling $9.1 million. That is an average pledge of $464 with $2.5 million slated to go directly back to the parishes in the form of rebates. These rebates will be used in the parishes for a variety of special projects and building Parish Ministry programs.
This year, Bishop Cantú hosted two receptions to thank those who contributed $1,500 or more to the Annual Diocesan Appeal to recognize their wonderful support of the many Ministries of the Diocese. More than 1000 invitations were sent out to the events. Attendees were treated to wine and appetizers while visiting with friends. Bishop Cantú enjoyed meeting parishioners from across the Diocese.
The Department of Stewardship and Development hosted the Annual ADA Volunteer Dinner and Awards Ceremony at St. Elizabeth Parish on September 13. Bishop Cantú took this opportunity to thank all of those who worked hard to make the ADA a huge success for the Diocese and their parish. Bishop Cantú also gave out awards to those parishes who demonstrated exceptional leadership during the appeal. Congratulations to the following award winners:
- Achievement Award – Five Wounds
- Capital Award – Our Lady of La Vang
- Stewardship Award – St. Maria Goretti
- Director’s Award – Five Wounds
- Bishop’s Award – Church of the Resurrection and Our Lady of Refuge
- Participation Award – St. Anthony
There is still time to support this year’s ADA. Please visit DSJ.org/ADA for more information.