Impacting lives in the diocese


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Every year, you are asked to help our local church to be a source of truth, beauty, and goodness in southeast Iowa by contributing to the Annual Diocesan Appeal (ADA). And every year, you come through! The diocese is thereby able to proclaim — in word and in deed — the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Bishop Zinkula

Our theme this year is “So Faith May Flourish.” Your faithful contribution to the ADA directly impacts the faith lives of countless people throughout the Diocese of Davenport.

The Annual Diocesan Appeal funds the ministries and programs of the diocese. Your gift to the ADA assists our brothers and sisters in Christ in all phases of life — children, youth, parents and the elderly. Your generosity aids the diocese in its fostering of the physical, emotional, academic and spiritual needs of you and your neighbors.


Once again, I ask for your support. Please consider making a gift, knowing that every contribution, no matter the amount, assists someone on their journey. Please help the faith flourish by completing your pledge card.

The ADA is different from the capital campaign, Upon This Rock, which we have embarked on in the diocese. There is information (see article at right) that explains the difference between the appeal and the campaign.

Thank you for your faith-filled support of our annual appeal. I am grateful for your continued generosity. Please know that I remember you and your loved ones in my daily prayers.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Rev. Thomas R. Zinkula
Bishop of Davenport

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