The Annual Diocesan Appeal kicks off in parishes this weekend. The ADA supports the bishop and ministries of the Diocese of Des Moines. The appeal provides more than 60 percent of diocesan operating revenue on an annual basis. The remainder of the operating revenue is generated through grants, fees and endowment earnings. Please be generous in your parish's ADA. The funds support a range of ministries from seminarian formation to bishop's work, from Hispanic Ministry and resources for religious education programs to assistance for our Catholic schools and human resource guidance for parishes. For more information on the ADA, click here.