The Diocese of Des Moines

annual diocesan appeal (ADA)

The Annual Diocesan Appeal supports the Bishop and ministries of the Diocese of Des Moines.  The appeal provides more than 60 percent of diocesan operating revenue on an annual basis.  The remainder of the operating revenue is generated through grants, fees, and endowment earnings.


The 2017 Appeal will be held Diocesan wide on March 4-5.  The Development Office works in collaboration with parishes to coordinate a direct mail request to all registered parishioners in the Diocese. Pastors are encouraged to conduct an appeal in Mass the weekend of the March 4-6. 


A parish manual is provided to all parishes to assist with the details of the record-keeping associated with the appeal. Questions regarding the ADA process can be directed to the Development Director at (515) 237-5079.



The following documents are forms or documents specific to the 2017 Annual Diocesan Appeal:


Resources for Coordinators

ADA Sunday Pulpit Talk - suggestion only

ADA Video

ADA Audio

ADA Audio Text

ADA Poster

ADA Logo

Transmittal Report Form

Transmittal Report Form Instructions

ADA Manual

Parish Contact Form

Stock Transfer Instructions - PDF