About the Appeal: FAQ’s

Missionary Disciples: Faith as Action

Perhaps the best-known Bible verse is John 3:16: “God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but have eternal life.” What can we learn from this? 

Love leads to generosity and life. God’s love is so great that he gave the world what he valued above all else: his Son. This gift gives us the opportunity for eternal life, through faith. Our love, too, leads us to generosity, and to a life of service for the people we love.

As Catholics in the Archdiocese of Anchorage, we encounter both unique challenges and unique opportunities in our efforts to share the Good News with others.

As we respond to the call to be missionary disciples, consider making a commitment today to support our local ministries, already alive and well and working hard to serve our community.

Read more: Catholicism by the numbers in the Archdiocese of Anchorage.


FAQ’s

Q: How will the One Bread, One Body funds be used?

A: Funds will be used to support only archdiocesan programs and ministries that serve the parishes and missions. No funds will be distributed to outside organizations or used for political purposes.

To see how funds were distributed last year, visit our Finance & Business Admin page.


Q: Is the One Bread, One Body Annual Catholic Appeal an excellent opportunity for evangelization and stewardship?

A: A well-balanced and capable appeal can unite clergy and laity to work together as one Church. The One Bread, One Body Annual Catholic Appeal can be an extraordinary opportunity to reach out to all.

Parishioners will develop a better understanding of what our archdiocese currently does and its obligations to the community. This often leads to greater involvement and support. Ultimately, the renewal experience it can give to a parish may be far higher than merely the dollars raised.


Q: Who will be asked to support the One Bread, One Body Annual Catholic Appeal?

A: Every registered Catholic household in the Archdiocese of Anchorage will be asked for its prayerful consideration of a gift to the One Bread, One Body Annual Catholic Appeal.


Q: To whom should checks be made payable?

A: Please make checks payable to the Archdiocese of Anchorage.


Q: How should subsequent payments be made?

A: When a donor pledges with a credit card, the subsequent payments are automatically charged once per month until the pledge has been completed (give online here).

If you plan to fulfill the pledge by check, the donor will receive regular reminders via mail from the Office of Stewardship & Development until the pledge is completed.


Q: Are pledges and one-time gifts the only kinds of donations accepted by the One Bread, One Body Annual Catholic Appeal?

A: While these gifts are most common, it may be advantageous to the donor to make a gift of appreciated stock. Please contact Laurie Evans-Dinneen at 907-297-7789 for more information, or send Laurie a message using our Archdiocesan contact form.


Q: Can trust and estate-type gifts be made to the Archdiocese of Anchorage?

A: If a donor wishes to give a Planned Gift to the Archdiocese of Anchorage or their parish, please call Laurie Evans-Dinneen at 907-297-7789.


Q: Are there promotional documents available online?

A: Yes! You may review, print, and use these documents at any time to share the word about the One Bread, One Body Annual Catholic Appeal.


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