CSA 2018

Catholic Services Appeal (CSA)

“We are a family rich in good works!” This is the Catholic Services Appeal (CSA) theme that we as a vibrant faith community in the Diocese of Gaylord will embrace in the 2017/2018 campaign year.  This year at St. Joseph, we will conduct our appeal the weekends of May 13/14 and 20/21.  

Each year the Catholic Services Appeal helps financially support the seat of our diocese, the chancery in Gaylord; providing resources that make it possible for our clergy and lay leaders to organize, facilitate, and put forth efforts that nurture God’s grace and bring about good works.  This year, CSA pledge envelopes were distributed in May throughout the Diocese of Gaylord inside your copy of Faith Magazine.  Return your pledge/gift to the parish office either by mail, dropping off in person, or placing in the offertory basket.

A Message from Bishop Steven J. Raica:  2017 CSA and Good Works 2017

Stewardship is a response to God’s generosity in our lives, which is not just a once a year thing.  It’s giving from our first fruits, not our leftovers.  The Catholic Services Appeal provides the necessary funding that sustains our diocese throughout the year.  Similar to how your regular offertory supports St. Joseph, the gifts we make to CSA support the offices within the Diocese of Gaylord and the many vital ministries and ongoing work accomplished at the pastoral center and throughout our Universal Church. 

Serving the Diocese of Gaylord

"More than a desk job"

An electronic copy of the 2017 CSA insert, distributed through Faith Magazine, is available below.  This document outlines the programs and ministries that CSA supports and highlights the good works of the Diocese of Gaylord.  In it, you will find information about the Catholic Services Appeal; why it is conducted every year, what this appeal supports, and why you should give. Please take the time to prayerfully consider what you are able to give to support CSA this year and consider a pledge that will be paid off over several months instead of a one-time gift.  This allows most people to be a little more generous, instead of just giving what they can spare during the time of our annual campaign in May. 
  2017 CSA Brochure

How are CSA funds used by the Diocese of Gaylord?

The CSA provides the necessary funding to sustain our diocese.  Our parishes benefit by the evangelization, training, and practical business support offered by the staff, ministries and ongoing work completed at the pastoral center.  Below is a diagram highlighting the overall budget for the Diocese of Gaylord, the portion made up through CSA funds and how those CSA funds are distributed.
  2017 CSA Budget Information

Please take a moment to prayerfully consider what you are able to give to support CSA this year and complete your pledge card during one of the parish appeal weekends.  Every gift, regardless of the amount, is very important to the success of CSA. The vital ministries of our Diocese continue only with your help.  Your gift of any amount will be gratefully received and deeply appreciated.



St. Joseph Catholic Church
2017 Parish Target:

How do I make a gift to CSA?

1) Fill out a Pledge Card

You have the option of making a one-time gift or a pledge.  Pledges can be paid in full at a later date or through regular payments indicated on your card. 
  2017 CSA Pledge Card      

2) Make Your Gift Online

Making your donation online is very easy. CLICK HERE to be redirected to the Diocese of Gaylord website. Designate St. Joseph (#77) as your parish.

 Letter from Father James and the CSA Committee...We ask for your support and encourage you to make a full year commitment to the Catholic Services Appeal by considering the need over twelve months and spreading your payments over a monthly, quarterly or semiannual basis. We encourage everyone to give as you are able, and are most thankful for your support. May God richly bless you for your generosity!

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Catholic Services Appeal on the Diocese of Gaylord website.