Catholic Services Appeal

In Christ, we are strengthened. In Christ, we can give even when we feel we have nothing to offer…And allow him to do the rest. Your gift makes a difference to so many. Thank you.

(en Español)

Give Now - CSA 2023

To make or complete your gift/pledge to CSA 2022, visit "Ways to Give".

Watch the CSA video: (English | Español), or click the video play button.

Read Bishop Walkowiak's letter to parishioners:
(English | Español)



    2023 Goal: $6,965,000

    Read the Annual Diocesan Report:

    CSA 2023 Brochure:
    (English | Español)

    CSA Update:
    2023 Report (as of Aug. 31, 2023)

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                                  1. CSA 2023 by the numbers infographic
                                  2. CSA 2023 by the numbers infographic in Spanish

                                    How is my gift to the CSA used?

                                    Seminarian Education & Continuing Formation

                                    Your gift helps to support:
                                    21 Seminarians
                                    100 Diocesan Priests

                                    The future of the Catholic Church relies on men answering God’s call to this vocation in their lives.
                                    The annual cost for a seminarian to attend Saint John Vianney College Seminary is $66,020, part of which is covered by each seminarian, and $54,098 for seminarians at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary. While the Our Shepherds – Our Future campaign helped to defray some of the costs, the full cost of seminarian formation in our diocese exceeds the available distribution from the permanent endowment established by the campaign. Thus, CSA continues to support the work of offices that guide men along the journey to priesthood and provides ongoing formation for the priests of our diocese.

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                                    Catholic Schools

                                    Your gift helps to support:

                                    6,429 students
                                    470 PK-12 teachers
                                    31 schools

                                    Catholic schools in the diocese prepare students to seek and fulfill God’s plan for learning and life. Here, they are formed in our faith, educated for college and life, and provided with an environment in which they are welcomed and cherished for their unique gifts.

                                    Your CSA gift ensures that a Catholic school education is possible for all children, providing more than $500,000 in scholarship dollars last year alone.

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                                    Cultural Ministries

                                    Your gift helps to support:

                                    Hispanic ministry, Black Catholic ministry, and Native American ministry in our diocese.

                                    The Catholic community in our diocese is enriched by people of many cultures who represent the universal Church. In our diocese, approximately a third of our parishioners are Hispanic. Our cultural ministry offices help meet the sacramental, spiritual and material needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ through education, programming and outreach.

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                                    Catholic Charities West Michigan (CCWM)

                                    Your gift helps to support:
                                    336 children receiving loving support through CCWM’s foster care and adoption programs
                                    63,000 meals served through CCWM's food programs

                                    Through your contribution, you help CCWM meet the needs of our community by feeding the hungry, counseling those who struggle, and building strong families in our diocese. CCWM's programs exist not only to address the physical needs of individuals and families, but also to satisfy their hunger for hope.

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                                    Your gift helps to support:

                                    6,131 youth in parish faith formation
                                    109 parish catechetical and youth ministry leaders

                                    Catechesis goes beyond intellectual formation and the walls of a building. It’s a lifelong effort to form intentional disciples that have a joyful relationship with Jesus Christ and his Church.
                                    Your CSA contribution helps train and support parish catechists and directors of religious education who guide families in their faith journey and provide an example of discipleship lived out in love and service.

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                                    Your gift helps to support:

                                    Sunday Mass broadcast live on TV and online
                                    40,483 copies of FAITH Grand Rapids magazine mailed 10x per year

                                    The Office of Communications aims to support Catholics in our call to be missionary disciples. From the live broadcast of Sunday Mass from the Cathedral of Saint Andrew on television and Facebook to FAITH Grand Rapids magazine, social media, and the diocesan website, the Communications Office provides resources that bring Christ into our homes, workplaces, and communities.

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                                    Ways to Give

                                    Give/pledge to CSA 2023
                                    (click the button below):

                                    Give Now - CSA 2023

                                    Make or complete my gift/pledge to CSA 2022:

                                    Pledge - (Monthly installments from credit/debit card | Monthly installments from bank account)
                                    One-Time Gift - Using credit/debit card

                                    Give a gift of stock, an IRA charitable distribution, or from your Donor Advised Fund.

                                    Charitable gifts of stock, bonds, mutual funds, and other assets may provide special tax advantages. Contact the diocesan Finance Office at 616-475-1253 to arrange this type of gift.

                                    Your gift changes lives for the better, impacting 175,114 Catholics and thousands more in our community and beyond. Thank you for your generosity.

                                    The Catholic Services Appeal (CSA) is the annual diocesan collection which supports the programs and ministries of our diocese so that we may continue the teaching, healing ministry of Jesus through:

                                    Priestly Vocations | Catholic school education | Cultural Ministries | Catholic Charities West Michigan | Catechesis | CommunicationThe annual CSA goal for each parish is calculated based on a percentage of their annual offertory and ensuring that each parish provides direct support to Catholic schools in the diocese.

                                    Contact Us

                                    Please contact our CSA Administrator with general questions about the Catholic Services Appeal, how to give, or with specific questions about the processing of your gift/pledge. Contact information for our CSA Administrator can be found by clicking the "Contact Us" button below.

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