Annual Catholic Appeal FAQ

What is the difference between the Annual Catholic Appeal and the from Age to Age capital campaign?

The Annual Catholic Appeal is an annual appeal to provide yearly operational support for a wide array of Church ministries and programs. The from Age to Age capital campaign, began in 2008, raised funds over a five-year redemption period to provide a source of long-term funding support for the diocese and parishes.

What is the duration of the from Age to Age capital campaign?

The from Age to Age capital campaign was launched in three consecutive time frames, or blocks, in 2008. Depending on when you made your pledge and the length of the pledge redemption you chose – from a one-time gift to a five year commitment – it is possible to make your final payment in 2014.

Why did I receive a pledge reminder?

A pledge reminder is sent so that you will know the amount currently due, based on the original payment and schedule you chose when you made your pledge. It is possible for you to receive a pledge reminder only one time per year if you selected the option for an annual payment.

My situation has changed. Can I cancel my pledge?

A pledge is not a legally binding agreement. We understand that your circumstances may have changed. You may cancel your pledge by contacting Julie at 1-800-584-8914, ext. 7060.

When are tax statements available?

Tax 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. Please use it to accurately identify the recipient of your gift.

Can I make my gift online?

Gifts to the Annual Catholic Appeal can be made online. click HERE for online giving.

How will I know if you’ve received my payment?

All payments are processed as soon as they are received. Please contact our office at 1-800-584-8914, ext. 7060, if your gift has not cleared your checking account or has not been included on your credit card statement.