Catholic Services Appeal


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

(en Español)

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 | Communication

The 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.

Ways to Give

Give/pledge to CSA 2024
(click the button below):

Give Now - CSA 2024

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.

Accomplishing good things through CSA

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    2024 Goal: $7,111,000

    Read the Annual Diocesan Report:
    (2022-23 | 2021-222020-21)

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

    Monthly Update:
    2023 Report (as of Jan. 31, 2024)

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                                      1. CSA 2024 By the Numbers infographic, Spanish
                                      2. CSA 2024 By the Numbers infographic

                                        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.

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

                                         

                                        Your Gift in Action:

                                        CSA 2024 Seminarians featured

                                        Seminarian Education & Continuing Formation

                                        Your gift helps to support:
                                        20 Seminarians
                                        98 Diocesan Priests

                                        The future of the Catholic Church relies on men answering God’s call to this vocation in their lives. 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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                                        CSA 2024 Catholic Schools featured

                                        Catholic Schools


                                        Your gift helps to support:

                                        6,445 students
                                        492 PK-12 teachers
                                        31 schools

                                        Catholic schools in the diocese prioritize fostering a profound relationship with God, which prepares students to seek and fulfill his plan for them. 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 gift ensures that a Catholic school education is possible for all children. We are excited to open a new child care and school in Newaygo County as we continue to explore ways to make Catholic school education more accessible.

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                                        CSA 2024 Cultural Ministries featured

                                        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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                                        CSA 2024 CCWM featured

                                        Catholic Charities West Michigan (CCWM)

                                        Your gift helps to support:
                                        389 children receiving loving support through CCWM’s foster care and adoption programs
                                        63,800+ 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 feed those who hunger for physical necessities, but also to satisfy their hunger for hope.

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                                        View/print the CSA 2024 Brochure:
                                        (English | Español)

                                        CSA 2024 Catechesis featuredCatechesis


                                        Your gift helps to support:

                                        5,834 youth in parish faith formation
                                        123 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 who have a joyful relationship with Jesus and his Church. Your CSA contribution helps provide training and support for 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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                                        CSA 2024 Communications featured

                                        Communication


                                        Your gift helps to support:

                                        Sunday Mass broadcast live on TV and online
                                        40,523 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 online 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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                                        CSA 2024 Catechesis featured

                                        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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