All Diocesan Articles

 

 

Progress Update: Helping Our Diocesan Ministries

Posted on July 01, 2019 in: News, ACA

Progress Update: Helping Our Diocesan Ministries

By Kathy Gaito

Think about the feeling you have when you set goals and each day you make strides to meet those goals.

Sometimes the goals we set are easier to reach with the help of others. Often, when our goals are met, they have a domino effect helping others also achieve something positive in their own lives.

The Annual Catholic Appeal has a goal, and yes, it is monetary, but this monetary goal has a domino effect leading to a positive secondary outcome. The money donated to the ACA is used to help our Diocesan ministries keep their vital works flowing throughout our communities. Know that you are lifting someone spiritually, feeding someone who is hungry, directing someone who is struggling with addiction onto a better path plus so much more when you contribute to your parish’s ACA goal.

The overall goal of this year’s ACA is $2,800,000. This total is derived from the individual goals that are assigned to each parish in the Diocese. As members of the Catholic Church it’s imperative that we each do our part so that our parish can meet its goal.

This year, the Development Office ministry has a goal…to increase parishioner participation in the ACA. The hope is to reach as close to 100 percent of parishioner participation within all parishes across the Diocese. This can only be achieved if each person is willing to give, no matter the amount of the donation, to support the ACA.

We understand that everyone’s circumstances in life are different, which is why it is important to unite with others to achieve the greatest result while donating at a level that fits your means.

Thank you to all who have currently donated to the 2019 Annual Appeal, Hand in Hand with All God’s Children. As of May we are at $2,005,704 which is 71.63 percent of our goal. Participation is currently at 17.07 percent.

If you haven’t given to this year’s ACA there is still time. Please help the Development Office get to as close to 100 percent of parishioner participation as possible.

View the ACA video that is online at www.norwichdiocesedevelopment.org and see examples of how donations to the ACA are used to support the ministries and programs within your Diocese.

If you are considering a donation to the ACA and your company has a matching gift policy, feel free to reach out to the Development Office 860-886-1928 with questions…someone would be happy to assist you.

Thank you in advance for joining hand in hand with us to achieve this goal that will have a positive impact on so many.

Bookmark and Share  


Recently Added Galleries
Click to view album: Consecrated Life Mass
Click to view album: St. Michael Church Mass of Dedication, 2020
Click to view album: Nativity Photos 2019
Click to view album: Seton Scholarship Dinner
Signup for Weekly Newsletter

    Annual Fundraiser

    Your 100% tax deductible gift will help us continue to bring the gospel message and the news of the diocese to the faithful throughout eastern Connecticut and the world. Your generosity helps defray the production costs of our print, online, and email newsletter editions of the Four County Catholic, as well as enhancing our Social Media presence. 
     

    For those who would rather mail their gift click here.

    Latest Articles
    Check Out What's New in the Four County Catholic
    The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist
    Holy Family Parish, Hebron to Host Eucharistic Miracles Exhibition
    Making Lent a Season to Welcome and Not Dread
    St. Vincent De Paul Place Gets Generous Donation
    Sacred Heart Kindergarteners Learn About Giving
    Pope Francis' Amazon Exhortation Calls for Holiness
    Amber Grace Smith’s Lasting Gift
    2020 Norwich Diocesan Women’s Conference Afternoon Workshops
    Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations
    Looking for Help Finding Employment?

    Annual Catholic Appeal Videos

    ACA English

    ACA Español

    ACA DONATE

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich
    201 Broadway
    Norwich, CT 06360-4328
    Phone: 860-887-9294