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 2018 Appeal will be held Diocesan wide on March 3-4.  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 3-4. 


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 Director of Stewardship at (515) 237-5079.



Please make arrangements to pick up supplies for the Annual Diocesan Appeal.  Please contact the development office with questions.


Council Bluffs Region

Queen of the Apostles Social Hall

Tuesday, February 13,  from 10--11:30 AM


Atlantic Region

Ss. Peter and Paul Parish Center

Tuesday, February 13, from  1--2:30 PM


Des Moines Region

Catholic Pastoral Center First Floor

Friday, February 16, from 2--4 PM



The following documents are forms or documents specific to the 2018 Annual Diocesan Appeal:


Resources for Parish Business Managers and ADA Coordinators

ADA Sunday Pulpit Talk - suggestion only

ADA Bishop's Audio Text

ADA Bishop's Audio Recording

ADA Logo

ADA Poster - English

ADA Poster - Spanish

Transmittal Report Form

Transmittal Report Form Instructions

ADA Manual

Parish Contact Form