The Diocesan Services Fund (DSF) is the annual appeal that supports the multiple ministries of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Supporting this appeal is a meaningful way of fulfilling our stewardship responsibility and expressing our gratitude to God for his many blessings.
The Second Vatican Council recognized that the laity not only has the right but the responsibility to actively share the mission of the Church. The DSF presents a worthy opportunity for you to share in building and sustaining a community of faith within our Archdiocese.
The easiest and quickest way to donate is to return your pre-printed pledge card in the envelope provided. Please make any changes (name, address, parish) on the face of the pledge card.
If you have either lost or never received a pledge card you have several options:
*You may use your specially marked DSF envelopes included in your monthly tithing envelopes.
*You may donate online through your parish.
* You may donate on-line with the archdiocese. You will need your constituent ID which may be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and including your full name, spouse name, address and parish that you want to be credited with your donation. A constituent ID will be emailed to you.
* You may use a pew envelope from your parish.
* You may call our office (713.652.4422, Development Records) and ask us to create a pledge for you over the phone.
* You may e-mail us (email@example.com) the amount you want to pledge and let us know how you want to pay your pledge.
* You may send a check (made out to Diocesan Services Fund) to our lock box:
Diocesan Services Fund
Giving Stocks and other Securities
PO Box 4681
Houston, TX 77210-4681
Whichever method you use, please make sure you indicate the parish you belong to.
The Archdiocese has a brokerage account to accept wire transfers of securities. To make a wire transfer requires the use of the Letter of Intent form that provides all of the information needed for the transfer. This assures that your gift will be properly identified, transferred and applied to your intended purpose.
List of Ministries Supported by the DSF