2016 Annual Appeal Report

by John Mark Willcox, Director of Development

Our Annual Diocesan Stewardship Appeal has fought hard during the 2016 campaign and despite a ragged economy, the faithful donors of our diocese have still managed to pledge nearly $1.3 million dollars in support of Appeal ministries, programs and outreach. Check out this year’s Appeal statistics below and take special note of those worship locations that achieved their pledge goal for this year and those that came very close to doing so.

DIOCESAN GOAL: $1,500,000
Pledge Amount: $1,291,397  (86%)    
Amount Paid: $1,218,684  (94%)    

CHURCHES ACHIEVING 2016 APPEAL PLEDGE GOAL
Total Number of Donors:  2,979    (27%)          Average Gift:    $433.50

CHURCHES ACHIEVING 2016 APPEAL PLEDGE GOAL

WESTERN DEANERY    PLEDGED        % OF GOAL      DONOR %
St. John Berchmans Cathedral    $154,305            103%       28%
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish    $132,079            100%        28%
St. Mary of the Pines Parish    $62,506            114%        36%
St. Pius X Parish    $53,105            109%        33%
St. Clement Parish    $11,801            103%        38%
St. Margaret Church    $6,810            105%        44%

EASTERN DEANERY    PLEDGED        % OF GOAL      DONOR %
Jesus the Good Shepherd    $90,430        100%        26%
St. Paschal Parish    $43,052        127%        27%
St. Theresa Church    $7,300        104%        20%

SOUTHERN DEANERY    PLEDGED        % OF GOAL      DONOR %
St. Joseph Parish, Zwolle    $65,690        109%        22%
St. John the Baptist Parish    $20,679        118%        35%

CHURCHES ACHIEVING ACHIEVING 90% or BETTER OF APPEAL PLEDGE GOAL

PARISH    PLEDGED        % OF GOAL          DONOR %
St. Patrick Parish       $10,285        98%      60%
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church       $8,686        97%      49%
St. Ann Church, Ebarb       $14,260        92%      34%
St. Lawrence Parish       $6,839        91%      33%
Sacred Heart Parish, Oak Grove       $6,360        91%       33%

Congratulations to these 16 places of worship for their efforts on behalf of our Annual Appeal and may God bless all of the faithful donors to our 2016 Annual Diocesan Stewardship Appeal. Our 2017 Appeal begins on Sunday, February 26, 2017, so take time to mark your calendars now and begin considering your pledge to our upcoming Annual Appeal campaign.

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