Saturday: 4:30 PM
Sunday: 8AM, 10AM & 6PM
Mon, Tue, Thur & Fri: 9AM
|Sat - May 28
|Sun - May 29
|Mon - May 30
Parish Office Closed
Earlier this week, the annual appeal brochure for the Catholic Services Appeal (CSA) was mailed. In it, Bishop Hying encourages all parishes to support the 2016 CSA. I pray that you take the time to read the brochure and reflect upon the gifts you have received from God.
The theme for this year’s CSA, “We Are Called to Give Hope” reminds us that through Baptism we are called to share our gifts of life, faith, talents and resources out of love as Jesus’ disciples.
Funding from the CSA helps provide education and formation for our future priests, permanent deacons and lay leaders who will serve in our parishes, schools, and institutions. CSA funds also promote religious education and youth ministry programs.
Catholic Charities is one of the largest recipients of our CSA contributions.
Their agency provides emotional, spiritual and financial aid to people within our diocese who are in dire need. Also, charities and ministries for which there are second collections in other dioceses are part of CSA in the Diocese of Gary.
Last year, through our generosity we received $21,801.00 in rebate which we used to help pay for our Sunday Treasure Support Deficit. Our parish goal for this year is $27,083.00. I have already made my personal commitment of $1800.00 to this year’s CSA in gratitude for the many gifts God has given me. I ask that you match or exceed my commitment or if you are unable, then please make a sacrificial commitment consistent with God’s Will for you.
Thank you for your past generosity to CSA and thank you for being a generous part of the 2016 CSA.
Fr. Terry Steffens
P.S. All 2016 CSA commitments need to be paid in full by December 31, 2016.