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ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL (ACA)

(Parish Operation & Fundraising)

Contact: Joe and Sue Klaas 314-412-8745 klaasj@gmail.com or susieklaas@gmail.com

Mission Statement: Led by the example set forth by Jesus Christ, we humbly reach out to encourage financial donations which support works of mercy throughout the Archdiocese of St. Louis.   We hope to create enthusiasm, awareness and understanding of the good works that are done by the ACA of St. Louis.

Parishioners are encouraged to participate in this ministry in a variety of ways:

As Co-Chairs

Duties: The ACA runs from April until Mid-August. Chairpersons seek volunteers to help distribute ACA cards, set up and take down tables for three weekends of the campaign.  Co-chairs attend two meetings and the annual kick-off dinner and oversee recruiting volunteers.

Time Commitment:  Chairpersons will spend an average of one hour per week on Campaign paper work and phone calls. During the three week campaign, they will also spend time setting up and taking down three tables and be available for 30 minutes before and after Masses to assist parishioners in filling out their pledge card.

As Volunteers during 3 weeks of the campaign (20 to 24 needed)

Duties: Set up and take down tables for three weekends of the campaign. Help parishioners fill out their ACA cards

Time Commitment:  Before and after Masses as scheduled for each of the 3 weeks.

As Follow Up Volunteers  (5 to 6 needed)

Duties: Make phone calls to those who have not made a pledge

Time Commitment:  As needed over the course of a two weeks.

Special Skills: Ability to help parishioners fill out their ACA cards, explain the mission and good works of the ACA, and encourage others to support the work.