See a list of Ministries Supported by the Annual DSF Campaign.
Parish Electronic Giving - DSF is Cardinal DiNardo’s annual appeal. As such, DSF donations are made directly to the Archdiocese to directly benefit Archdiocesan programs. You may pledge/donate online or complete a donor form available at your parish office or by calling the Development Records Office of the Archdiocese at 713-659-5461.
How does DSF benefit my parish?
DSF benefits your parish in many ways, from training and supporting Archdiocesan priests and deacons, to training pastoral councils and catechists, to supporting the parish school system. If your parish exceeds goal in payments, 50 percent of those funds over your goal are returned to your parish and 50 percent goes to Aid to Poor Parishes.
May I designate my donation to a particular ministry?
Individual contributions to DSF cannot be designated to specific ministries as funds are allocated based on the needs of each ministry set forth in their budget. This ensures that all ministries benefit from your gift.
How can I confirm that my parish is getting credit for my donation?
Check with your parish. Parishes are able to download reports from the Archdiocesan website every week. Contact the Development Department if your donation is not credited.
I used to receive the Texas Catholic Herald, how can I receive it again?
With your gift to the DSF you will receive a free subscription to the “Texas Catholic Herald” to help you keep up with the activities and ministries of the Archdiocese and the Church worldwide.
How may I get a letter for my income tax?
Acknowledgment letters are sent at the time a pledge is made. All gifts equaling $250 or more are sent a tax letter at the end of January following the tax year the donation was given. If you do not receive a tax letter please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-652-8284 and request a letter.
How can I learn more about DSF?
Visit the Archdiocesan website or call the Development Department at 713-659-5461.