Jesus said to His disciples, “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. This is MY commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” – John 15 : 11-12
As you may know, the CSA funds import ministries, programs, and services throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit. No one parish could accomplish all that our local Church is able to because of gifts to the annual appeal. Truly, these blessings touch the lives of thousands of people each day– including many of our own parishioners.
Our parish’s CSA target for 2016 is $229,386. Every dollar that we-including myself- contribute helps our parish. If we exceed our target, 100 percent of the excess will be returned directly to our parish. Any excess the parish collects above our target will go toward our Parish Community Center Fund. However, if we do not meet the target, the shortfall will be taken from our general fund. This is why the CSA is the best time to give additional gifts to our parish.
A CSA donation is an ideal way to help the parish, especially since our parish is the beneficiary of so many archdiocesan ministries and programs. We have an active parish, which serves the needs of the Catholics of the area and is able to carry on our wider Christian outreach, only because of the generous contributions of our parishioners. I am counting on your support!
The amount you pledge, of course is up to you, either as a one-time cash payment or in the form of a pledge. The pledge can be paid per month for six months, or you can also make two payments. I realize that some parishioners have more than others and are able to give more; what is important is that each of us does the very best we can.
God bless you for your generosity!