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 ACA benefit my parish?
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.
How much should I give?
We should give based on how grateful we are. Giving alms to the Church and to the poor is a spiritual practice that helps us to grow in holiness. The level of giving is up to you; no one can tell you how much to give. Your decision will depend on your own financial circumstances, your understanding and practice of Christian Stewardship, and the needs of the Annual Catholic Appeal. We only ask that you trust God, and that you prayerfully make a pledge and donate in proportion to your means. (For some guidance, please click here to see a donation calculator chart.)
I'm not able to give much. Will my gift really make a difference?
Every gift is important (and necessary) if your parish and the Archdiocese are to continue to serve effectively. Even the smallest contributions, when added together, make a tremendous impact.
You may also be able to give more than you think. For example, $25.00 at the beginning of the campaign, and $25.00 a month for ten months will result in a $275.00 contribution. Reminder statements can be sent automatically by mail or email for pledges with remaining balances (with the exception of Electronic Debit and Credit online payments which will be automatically deducted as indicated by donor).
I donate to the ACA every year. Why am I asked to increase my gift?
Our ministries and programs face increased demands for their services every year. This increase in services requires increased funding in order to help those in need. Your increased donations help offet these costs, and allow our ministries and programs to continue serving others.
What are my rights as an Annual Catholic Appeal donor?
Is the Annual Catholic Appeal Foundation affected by the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing?
The Annual Catholic Appeal Foundation is NOT part of this filing.
Does my donation to the ACA and its ministries fund legal claims?
ACA is separately incorporated. Funding is not available for legal claims.