Friends, This weekend begins the Catholic Services Appeal Foundation. As we Catholics embrace this year's theme, "Be Imitators of Christ," let us be guided by these three simple words: Serve, Support and Strengthen. We are called to go forth, giving witness to God's love by sharing with one another.
The Catholic Services Foundation provides each of us with the opportunity to Serve, Support and Strengthen our Church in ways that are not available to individual parishes. A gift to the CSAF allows each of us to offer this love and service to thousands of people beyond the borders of our parishes. That's why it's so important for us to combine our resources.
Your gift to the CSAF helps to meet that challenge by enabling the funded ministries to reach our and demonstrate Christ's love to many, many people in need. Funds given to the Catholic Services Appeal help to share the message of salvation not only in our parish but throughout our local Church and beyond.
Commit to helping the CSAF supported ministries. Then, please contemplate Gods gifts to you and reflect on your gratitude for these gifts. Your financial support for the work of our parish and vital ministries throughout this local Church is one way to express this gratitude. When our parish reaches its goal, 25% of all funds received will be returned for use in our parish.
Note: The Catholic Services Appeal Foundation is an independent Minnesota nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. Contributions are used for the benefit of designated ministries of the CSAF and for no other purposes.
The attached letter below will help explain further the challenges, needs and importance of helping the CSAF ministries. Please take time to read this information.
(Catholic Services Appeal Foundation letter and Q & A about what it is)
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Greg Esty
Telephone 651.429.7937 | FAX 651.653.0071
In Case of Emergency: 651.426.5085 Deacon Dan Kirchoffner
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8:00-4:30 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
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