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Annual Catholic Appeal 2015
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Letter From Our Pastor Concerning The
Annual Catholic Appeal 2015

April 23, 2015

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I am humbled and thankful for your support of me and Archbishop Sartain, as we again prepare for this year's Annual Catholic Appeal. Last September I preached and wrote about being good stewards to our parish. That's what Stewardship is about.

The purpose of this letter is to briefly speak about part of that stewardship, namely, the Archbishop's Annual Catholic Appeal. Our parishes have goals for us to reach: St. Aloysius $19,245.00, Our Lady of Lourdes $7,839.00.

Each of us has benefitted from the generous contributions from parishes in the Archdiocese of Seattle to the Annual Catholic Appeal: for retired priests, Youth Ministry and Religious Education, to provide formation for Seminarians, Catholic Community Services or the other 60 ministries which ACA supports.

ACA is or should be part of one's tithe, possibly 5% of one's salary is given to the offertory in Stewardship of Treasure, the parish ordinary income. An additional 1% is suggested as a gift to ACA, or at least $365.00 per year.

While you may not be able to meet those percentages right out of the box, it is something you are asked to strive for.

We would like to increase involvement this year and are asking all parishioners to be part of our parish effort. In order to make ACA successful this year, for our parishes and the Archdiocese, I am asking ALL families to participate.

If we don't make our assessment, then we are required to take money from our weekly offertory to make up the difference.

Last year, both parishes showed remarkable generosity and we surpassed our goals so that money has been returned to our parishes for our projects. Imagine what our parish could do if each parishioner stood up to the plate and did their part.

I know that money from the ACA is well accounted for and benefits us plus those who are our brothers and sisters in the Archdiocese. Won't you please do your share?

Please read highlights of the vast scope of services supported by the ACA on the enclosed donation envelope. You may use the business reply envelope to mail your support directly to the Archdiocese. Also, pray for the success of this appeal for our parish.

All that we gratefully and generously do as Catholic Christians, our worship, our evangelization, our charitable activities, our outreach to all God's people, makes us His good and faithful servants.

Know that I am grateful for your prayerful support of our parish. I am asking you to continue supporting our parish financially by committing to this worthwhile appeal. Be assured of my prayers for you and your loved ones.

In Christ's love,

Rev. John J. Ludvik, Pastor

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More About The Annual Catholic Appeal
From The Archdiocese Website:

The Annual Catholic Appeal is about being Catholic and recognizing there are priests and deacons to be trained, social services for the needy and poor to be offered, Catholic schools to sustain and grow, retired priests and nuns to support and so much more!

The Annual Appeal allows you to join thousands of Catholics to support more than 60 ministries and services throughout Western Washington. Your support is essential to our mission - without YOU, there would be no Church. Thanks to your generosity, our church is here in times of need providing comfort and hope.

How Does The Annual Catholic Appeal Differ From My Parish Stewardship Giving?

Annual Catholic Appeal

  • Occurs in the Spring of each year
  • Archdiocesan campaign (Denominational)
  • Pledge to the Archdiocese - May to April
  • Donations processed through Archdiocese
  • Monthly reminders are sent from the Archdiocese
  • Tax Statement provided by Archdiocese
  • Supports over 60 ministries and services throughout Western Washington
Parish Stewardship of Treasure
  • Occurs in the Fall of each year
  • Parish renewal (Congregational)
  • Yearly pledge to the parish - January to December
  • Donations processed through the parish
  • Quarterly reminders are sent from the parish
  • Tax Statement provided by parish
  • Provides parish ordinary income

What Ministires Does My Gift Support?

There are 175 parishes and missions in the Archdiocese, serving 579,500 Catholics. When you give a gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal, your money goes to support over 60 ministries and services.

Some of the ministries supported by your gift include:

  • Catholic Faith Formation
  • Multicultural Ministries
  • Catholic Youth Organization
  • Catholic Schools
  • Youth and Young Adult Evangelization
  • Sisters' Retirement
  • Lay Ecclesial Ministry
  • Tribunal
  • Retired Priest' Medical Care & Priests' Pension
  • Catholic Social Teaching
  • Priesthood, Diaconate & Religious Life
  • Catholic Community Services

How Does My Parish Benefit?

Parishes are direct recipients of the ministries and services supported by the Annual Catholic Appeal. In addition, any money received and exceeding the parish assigned goal is returned through a rebate to your parish to use for a stated project or as needed.

Some of last year's projects included:

  • Outreach ministry to the poor
  • New youth and family ministries
  • Refurbish stained glass windows
  • Pipe organ installation
  • New church sound system
  • Housing assistance

How Much Should I Give To The Annual Catholic Appeal?

Please consider donating 1% of your income to support the Church in Western Washington through the Annual Catholic Appeal.

The average gift to the 2014 Annual Catholic Appeal was $343. If you are able to participate this year, would you consider a gift of $1 a day or an annual gift of $365 or more? Gifts of any amount are welcome and your gift will make a difference in the lives of thousands of your neighbors - Catholic and non-Catholic alike.

If you are not doing so already, would you please consider a gift of $1 a day or $365 or more, to make up for those who cannot give in 2015?

How Is My Dollar Allocated?

For every dollar contributed:

  • 74¢ goes to Ministries & Services
  • 19¢ goes to Parish Rebates
  •   7¢ goes to Appeal Expenses

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Buckley, WA 98321
Phone: 360-829-6515
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Wilkeson, WA 98396
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