What is the difference between the Annual Catholic Appeal and a capital campaign?
The Annual Catholic Appeal is an annual appeal to provide yearly operational support for a wide array of Church ministries and programs. A capital campaign raises funds over a three to five-year redemption period to provide a source of long-term funding support for the diocese and parishes.
When are charitable gift statements available?
Charitable gift statements for gifts to the Roman Catholic Bishop of Helena and The Foundation for the Diocese of Helena are sent on or before January 31.
Can I put my diocesan donation in my parish offertory basket?
You may place your diocesan donation for the Annual Catholic Appeal in your parish offertory basket provided you have it identified as a gift to the diocese. A remittance envelope is always included with your pledge reminder statement.
Can I make my gift online?
Gifts to the Annual Catholic Appeal can be made online. click HERE for online giving.
How does a recurring gift work?When you choose to give a monthly or semi-annual gift amount, that gift schedule will continue until you instruct the Stewardship Office to increase, decrease or cancel it.You may indicate your willingness to give a recurring gift by checking the recurring gift box on your gift form or gift envelope. Recurring gifts by credit card will need to be set up through online giving so that we may capture your credit card information. It will then be encrypted for security purposes. Recurring gifts by bank debit may be set up online or by including a voided check with your gift form. For more information about recurring gifts or to change a recurring gift please contact Julie at 406-389-7060.
How will I know if you’ve received my payment?
All payments are processed as soon as they are received. All credit card and bank debit gifts are processed on the 13th of the month beginning in November. If your gift has not cleared your checking account or has not been included on your credit card statement, please contact Julie at 406-389-7060.