In the pastoral letter, Unleash the Gospel, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron asks us to make Jesus “known by our word and deed” — Opening Doors to Witness Christ, the theme of the 2019 Catholic Services Appeal.
The CSA gives us an opportunity to live out our discipleship in Christ through the many benefits our annual appeal provides. These ministries, programs, and services meet the spiritual and physical needs of parishes and countless people throughout the Archdiocese. Our support demonstrates our own Catholic faith as we strive to grow in our love of Jesus as His missionary disciples.
When we embrace the CSA for carrying out the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy, we witness Christ, and in turn, we open doors so others may also develop a deeper relationship with Him. We also extend our personal involvement in our local Church beyond our home parishes.
The CSA enables Archbishop Vigneron, his auxiliary bishops, the clergy, religious men and women, and the lay faithful to carry out Christ’s ministry of mercy and love throughout southeast Michigan and beyond — works no one individual or parish could possibly do alone.