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September 4, 1992 The Message Monthly -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 17 t from page 1 totalled $1,63t),737, or 95.16 of the diocesan goal The 1992 diocesan goal represented an increase of 30.88 percent over the 1991 goal of $1,713,751. The amount of money pledged in 1992 o represented an increase 3 14.9 percent ow]r the total m 1991. The percentage of tile }oal pledged in 1992 (83.6) as a.drop of 12.14 percent 9.m the previous year, when .16 percent of the diocesan Th, number of 1992 ADA donors was 18,429, or 58.72 percent of the households on etal parish mailing list of p* The percentage of partici- ation in 1992 (58.72) is down slightly from 1991, when the rate was 59 2 per- cent. The number of donors in 1992 (18,429) is down Slightly from 1991, when ltL493 donors were reported. The ADA formula is ased on the number of aofior. who contribute $50 or mere to the parish in a year. The total number of donors who make such a contribu- tion is 21,767, or 69.35 per- cent of the total of all house- holds on the mailing list (31,385). The total of all house- holds on the mailing list (31,385) was slightly higher in 1992 than in 1991 when 31,237 households were listed. The average gilt in 1992 was $101.75, an increase of 15.39 percent over the aver- age gift in 1991, which was $88.18. Justin Clements, diocesan director of development, noted that the total pledged in 1992 was the highest ever pledged in the 1/-year history of the ADA. Clements noted that 61 of the 73 parishes in the diocese increased their pledges over the previous year, and that the number of donors rose or held steady in 36 parishes. Fifteen parishes reached or exceeded their 1992 goal. In addition to the summary report of the 1992 ADA, pas- tors received individual re- ports about their goals and the amounts pledged by members of their parishes. In his open letter to the members of the diocese (printed in this issue of the Message), Bishop Gettelfinger thanked contributors for their gifts and praised the work of the parish staff and ADA vol- unteers who had coordinated the campaign. In the, letter mailed earlier to parish leaders, the bishop said he had "sensed the an- guish I caused you as I called upon your leadership to as- sist me with the ADA with its large increase." The bishop continued, "I wish I could have done things differently to make your job easier. Whatever the outcome in your parish, I am most appreciative of all that you have done, and the per- sonal sacrifices you made for the Annual Diocesan Appeal to be successful." ADA Task Force The ADA task force ap- pointed by the bishop will re- view the input from five meetings conducted by the diocesan development office in June. The task force has been charged to "formulate Diocesan goals and pledges are charted for the 11 years of the Bishop's Fund --- Annual Diocesan Appeal. Pledges in 1992 were at an all-time high. 2 500,000 2,Onn,000_..,. , 1,500,000 1,000,00 500,00 I I I ! I I I I I l I I 04 CO '" UO CD I CO C 0 'r" 0,I GO CO GO CO CO (0 CO O00 O O r] Goal Pledges Hi-Tech Sheet Metal Inc. Residential, Industrial & Commercial Heating & Cooling Installation Sales & Service 422-9242 ] Operated by Michael and Patricia Koch 15 S. Third Avenue. Evansville H ]]H ] "Funeral Pre-Planning Since 1940" Miller & Miller 424-9274 DENNIS K. FELDHAUS Mater Dei Class of '70 INSURANCE AGENCY 464-5993 GEORGE P, HELFRtCH Mater Dei Class of '69 JAMES A. NIEME1ER Mater Dei Class of '69 "'We support Catholic Education" I II I I I IIII IIII II I II I Hill I I ii recolnmendatioils about the filture nature and direction of the ADA and present these, recon]mendations to Bishop Gettelfinger in Novenlber." The ADA is tile current method, in use since 1982, for the parishes to (:ollect funds to support the dio(:esan t)udget. After five meetings were held to gather information about the 1992 process, Clements said that most of the parish leaders were in favor of continuing tire ADA, but most also agreed that the name ought to be "more de- scriptive of what it actually is." ADA task force members are Father John Boeglin of Ce- lestine, Amy Cox of Red Brush, Dr. Honesto Fenol of ii Petersburg, Sister Mary Ter- ence Knapp. O.S.B., of Santa Claus, Jim Krodel of Sullivan, Bill Weinort of Evansville, Cindy Weinzapfel of Jasper and F'ather non Zgunda of Washington. The budgeting process "Tire diocesan budgeting process needs remediation," said the bishop in his letter to parish leaders. In the past, department budgets were presented by department heads to a joint meeting of the Priests' Coun- cil and the Diocesan Finance Council. 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