Catholic Services Appeal (CSA)
Since 1982, the Archdiocese of Detroit conducts "Catholic Services Appeal" (CSA) every May. CSA is a campaign that serves Archdiocesan needs in ways that no one parish or group of parishes could on their own. This program allows the Archdiocese of Detroit to minister to the faithful of our Diocese as well as our neighbors who are poor, vulnerable, and in need of support.
CSA at St. Daniel Parish
Through CSA, St. Daniel parishioners join with those throughout the Archdiocese in feeding our hungry, helping our homeless, educating our children, encouraging vocations, seminarian support, Catholic social action, evangelization, adult faith formation, youth ministry, and dozens of other Archdiocesan programs. CSA also finances a wide range of basic services: senior adult, refugee, minority, hospital, women's and college students' ministries; domestic abuse assistance; The Michigan Catholic newspaper; CTND-TV; and much more. All money stays within our own Archdiocese.
The Archdiocese sets an annual CSA goal for each parish. As incentive, whatever the parish collects in excess of the goal amount is returned directly to the parish for its own use. Fr. Chris annually selects a capital improvement project as the beneficiary of those extra dollars. The excess dollars are not subject to the standard 7% Archdiocesan tax on parish donations, so, from a parish standpoint, it is the best time to give!
Personalized CSA cards are mailed to all registered parishioners' homes in late April. Parishioners are asked to complete and return the cards in the offertory collection baskets, or mail or drop them to the Stewardship Office.
To read how the Catholic Services Appeal benefits all of the people and parishes of the Archdiocese of Detroit, visit http://www.aod.org/being-catholic/ways-to-give/catholic-services-appeal/.
For more information, contact our Resource Coordinator, Lori Johnston, at 248-623-5864 or firstname.lastname@example.org .