Catholic Services Appeal (CSA)
“Opening Doors to Encounter Christ”This is the theme for the 2017 Catholic Services Appeal (CSA) which is now underway. 1 Peter 4:10 says, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”
We are a little over one month into our 2017 CSA campaign, “Opening Doors to Encounter Christ,” and wanted to provide everyone with a quick update. So far, we have received pledges from 255 families amounting to $97,390! Thank you so much to the families that have contributed so far! While this is good progress towards our parish goal of $200,000, we still have a long way to go.
With 1,773 registered families at St. Mary of the Hills, we are confident we can achieve our goal. If your family has not yet participated in the campaign, now is a good time to do so. Please pray about how you can help further the ministries funded by our CSA, and consider making the most generous gift possible given your other financial obligations.
Did you know that about 27% of our CSA contributions go to support the Sacred Heart Seminary? Our donations have a profound impact, helping ensure we have well trained priests in the future!
CSA funds support many programs and ministries of the Archdiocese of Detroit including Catholic education, formation of priests, pro-life advocacy, youth/young adult ministries, senior fellowship, health care, assistance to the homeless and hungry, evangelization, The Michigan Catholic and much more. For our parish community, CSA means support for Holy Family Regional School, Sacred Heart Seminary, St. Mary’s Youth Group (SMYG), Senior Adult Fellowship, Choose Life, St Michael’s Food Pantry, RCIA and other essential ministries.
We have set the St. Mary of the Hills goal for 2017 at $200,000. Our CSA assessment for this year is $173,000. With your financial support, we are confident that we will meet and exceed our goal. As you may know, all funds raised in excess of the assessment stay with us untaxed, for use on projects and needs vital to St. Mary of the Hills. In 2016, we used the excess funds toward the budget for a new St. Mary of the Hills LED sign. Based on our results last year, we are more than half way there. If we get to our Parish goal of $200,000, we will be able to fund our sign.
Fr. Stan Ulman James Campbell and Nick Pfeffer
Pastor CSA Co-Chairs
Donations may be made online through this link: CSA Online
Or you may print and mail a form to the parish office: 2017 CSA Donation Form
Please mail your completed form (with attached check) to:
St. Mary of the Hills Parish
2675 John R Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48307