Annual Diocesan Appeal (ADA)
The Annual Diocesan Appeal supports the Bishop and ministries of the Diocese of Des Moines. The appeal provides approximately half of the operating revenue the diocese needs to fulfill its vital mission on an annual basis. Learn what the ADA supports. The remainder of the operating revenue is generated through grants, fees, and endowment earnings.
The 2020 appeal kick-off is set for March 7-8. The stewardship 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 during Annual Diocesan Appeal weekend.
The formula for the ADA goal is based upon an assessment of income less any exempt expenses. Parishes are responsible for providing for any remaining goal balances not raised by the end of the ADA. A parish and school resource 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.
Resources for Parish Business Managers and ADA Coordinators
ADA Bulletin Insert - English & Spanish
ADA Poster - English & Spanish
Transmittal Report Form
Transmittal Report Form Instructions
ADA Manual - PDF
ADA Manual - Word