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J The Bishop's Fund-ADA, which began in 1982, is a yearly fundraising campaign conducted by your parish to help raise enough money for your parish's annual Diocesan Assessment. The Diocesan Assessment is each parish's share of the support of diocesan-wide pro- grams, services and other "costs of doing business" for the Catholic Church in southwestern Indiana. Your Bishop's Fund-ADA pledge each year helps to fund diocesan offices and programs that touch the lives of thousands of Catholics in sOuthwestern Indiana and beyond. Diocesan Administrative Services 11% Bishop's Fund Administrative and Campaign Expenses 3% Here's how your money is used: PEOPLE 86% PROGRAMS . SOh faaL THE BISHOP'S FUND 11993 ANNUAL DIOCESAN APPEAL Name of Parish PARISH pledge # Hr. and Hrs. John Parishioner Street Address City, State, Zip lQhttWe " TOTAL $ _._ PLEDGE (tax deductible) PAYING NOW $ "- BALANCE DUE $ x''O" I will pay the balance over the pledge patti aS follows: $ SO  s ,-#'0 " Y0 UR PLEDGE IS PART OF YOUR STEWARDSHIP , /REASURE. first recall God's man  You decide how much to led e, y uc . P g  nl. ,ngs to you. Then as a good steward, make a sacrificial "uge.., the size of which ex resses the depth of your gratitude arcl God. P HOW CAN I CONTRIBUTE'?. You will be contacted through your parish on or before COMMITMENT WEEKEND, April 24-25. You will be asked to fill out a pledge card (see sample at left), indicate the amount of your pledge, and return it to your parish. Please note that your pledge is not a LEGAL obligation, only a moral one. You are asked to make a sincere effort to fulfill your expressed obligation only if you are able. A proportional giving standard of 1% of your annual Income is suggested If Your annual Your 1993 which amounts to a income Is: Contribution would be: weekly contribution of: $ 10,000 $ 100.00 $ 1.92 15,000 150.00 2.88 20,000 200.00 3.84 25,000 250.00 4.40 50,000 500.00 9.61 75,000 750.00 14.42 100,000 1,000.00 19.23 Remember that all gifts are tax deductible THERE ARE THREE WAYS YOU CAN PAY YOUR PLEDGE 1. Five installments over a period of ten months. You will receive a statement every other month (June-February) showing the amount due each time. 2. Pay part of your pledge when you are contacted and be billed for the remainder in five installments (see #1). 3. Pay the full amount when you make your pledge. Checks should be payable to: THE BISHOP'S FUND