Frequently Asked Questions
The Diocesan Appeal of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany raises the annual funding needed to operate over thirty ministries and programs of the diocese.
No. All proceeds from the Appeal are deposited into the general fund of the diocese and are distributed to the various ministries and programs according to budgetary allocations.
The Stewardship Office makes every effort to keep costs down in marketing and managing the Diocesan Appeal and other diocesan development initiatives. The cost to raise $1 for the Diocesan Appeal is approximately 5¢, far below the national average of 15-20¢.
The Diocesan Appeal provides funding for a large amount of ministry and program resources and expertise on which parishes rely and which no one parish could fund or operate on its own. The Appeal also makes investments in the work of Catholic Charities, Diocesan Vocation & Catholic Schools, all critical to the health and well-being of our faith community.
Among the offices funded by the Diocesan Appeal are several which serve our parishes by assisting with vital administrative functions, information technology, real property issues, training in ministry formation, religious education and stewardship.
Yes. Every parish in the diocese has a set goal which represents the parish share of the total Diocesan Appeal.
The diocesan Stewardship & Development office partners closely with each parish to do our shared-best at reaching the Appeal goal to ensure continuation and introduction of new services, programs and ministries provided to each parish by the Diocesan Pastoral Center. New in 2020, the diocesan Stewardship & Development office has removed the logistical burdens that were previously put on parish staff/volunteers to manage the Diocesan Appeal program within the parish. If the parish does not reach their assessment amount by June 30th, they will be invoiced for the balance to ensure the funds needed to sustain these pastoral initiatives.
Whichever option works best for you! You have until June 30, 2022 to fulfill your pledge to the 2021-22 Diocesan Appeal that can be done through a one-time or recurring credit card payment, bill-pay through your bank, or via mail by check.
Yes. You can make a gift online by going to the pledge/donate button at the top of this page. You can make a one-time gift or make a pledge. You can schedule monthly payments by credit or debit card and by electronic fund transfer. In making your online gift you can indicate the parish of your choice to credit.
Yes you can. Provide your broker with the following information:
DTC # 8862
Account number 808-04115
Account name –The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany
To deliver actual certificates, please call the Stewardship Office at (518) 453-6680.