The theme of the 2016 Catholic Services Appeal is “Together, we are a family of Mercy!” Every May for the past 44 years in the Diocese of Gaylord, the bishop has asked for assistance in the delivery of the works necessary for our faith to maintain strong roots and grow. We as patrons of our local parishes, our local church, are invited to participate in the Catholic Services Appeal (CSA). This annual appeal is the means by which we directly support faith development, evangelization and outreach ministry in northern Lower Michigan and beyond.
Purpose of the CSA
The purpose of the CSA is to help provide funding necessary to carry out the mission of the Catholic Church---to build our families, our parishes, our diocese and our world into that faith community whose compassionate ministry to humanity embodies and witnesses to God's power. The CSA supports numerous services and ministries, some of which attend to needs that are beyond the scope of any individual parish. Some exist for the sole purpose of assisting parishes in their mission to teach, evangelize and provide good liturgical experiences. It is important that the people recognize both aspects of the appeal. If at any point during the CSA there are any questions, problems or additional needs, please contact the Diocesan Development Office.
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