The Archdiocese of Santa Fe entered into Chapter 11 Reorganization during the first week of December 2018. The utmost concern is for the victims of abuse. Our prayers are with them.
The Annual Catholic Appeal Foundation (ACA) is not part of the Chapter 11 filing. ACA is separately incorporated and funding is not available for legal claims. ACA remains a significant resource of funding for the ministries and services of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe throughout this process and beyond. Christ´s loving work must endure through this. Thank you for continuing to support these efforts.
Why Give to the Annual Catholic Appeal?
Stewardship is a way of life for Christians. It is an attitude of mind and heart expressed in action. We believe that God has given us everything that we have and that we have a responsibility to return those gifts to the Lord with an increase. We serve God when we respond with an open mind and a willingness to give. With one gift, we answer our Church’s call for help, and by doing so, share our faith with others.
We are a Stewardship Archdiocese. Stewardship is the grateful giving of our time, talent and treasure in return for God’s many blessings to us. A true understanding of stewardship begins with taking care of and sharing the gift of time. Stewardship of talent means nurturing, developing and using our God-given abilities for the good of others—our family, neighbors, parish, community, and archdiocese. We practice stewardship of treasure when we share our financial resources with our church, archdiocese, community, and those in need.
The Annual Catholic Appeal is a way for Catholics to practice stewardship of treasure by supporting the ministries and services of the Archdiocese so that every parish may have what it needs to be a vibrant spiritual community.
How does my contribution to the Annual Catholic Appeal
benefit the community?
Your community, parish and all people of the Archdiocese benefit from the Annual Catholic Appeal through the services and programs provided by the Archdiocesan ministries.
In addition, every parish in the Archdiocese is assigned an ACA financial goal. Once met, 100% of all contributions received over the goal are returned to the parish in the form of a rebate. Rebates may be used by the parish to fund local ministries or special projects.
Ministries and Services in the Parishes
Supported by the Annual Catholic Appeal
Your Annual Catholic Appeal contribution helps these ministries to spread God´s mercy:
COMMUNITY OUTREACH - 30.07%
Catholic Charities - Albuquerque/Santa Fe
Family Life Ministry
Newman Centers - Las Vegas/Socorro/Portales
Pastoral Outreach Ministries:
Disabled Persons and Deaf Community
Social Justice and Respect Life Ministries
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Youth and Young Adult Ministries
Native American Ministries
Catholic Radio and TV Mass
EDUCATION AND EVANGELIZATION - 19.07%
Catholic Schools and Financial Assistance
Formation for Christian Service
Ministry Resource Center
Religious Education and Schools of Lay Ministry
PASTORAL SERVICES - 14.58%
Assistance to Parishes in Need
Communications and Media Office
Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Affairs
Tribunal and Appellate Court
Worship and Liturgy Office
CLERGY EDUCATION AND SUPPORT - 26.39%
Continuing Education for Clergy
Permanent Deacon Ministry
Priest's Medical Program
Vocation Ministry and Theology Education
UNIVERSAL CHURCH COLLECTIONS - 1.43%
Catholic Communications Campaign
ACA ADMINISTRATION - 5.63%
Pledge, Payment and Rebate Processing
ACA Parish Consultation and Training
Archdiocesan Parish Census and Data Collection