Catholic Services Appeal (CSA)
“Opening Doors to Grow with Christ” This is the theme for the 2018 Catholic Services Appeal (CSA) which is now underway.
Pope Francis says “Lord, help us to live the virtue of generosity, to love without limits.”
The 2018 CSA theme is “Opening Doors to Grow with Christ”. 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, the St. Mary 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 2018 at $200,000. Our CSA assessment for this year is $175,000. 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 and 2017 we used the excess funds toward the budget for a new St Mary of the Hills LED Sign. As a result of your generosity, we were able to fully fund our project and are looking forward to kicking off construction later this year. If we reach our Parish goal of $200,000 again this year we will have $25,000 to support those in need at Grovecrest Assisted Living in Pontiac as well as initiate a fund to replace our playground equipment which is now nearly 20 years old.
Donations may be made online through this link: CSA Online
Please mail your completed form (with attached check) to:
St. Mary of the Hills Parish
2675 John R Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48307