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Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age. — Matthew 28:19-20
Bringing Jesus Christ to All
Just as St. Matthew’s Gospel recounts Christ’s call to His disciples 2,000 years ago, so, too, does He call each of us to be His disciples and to spread His Good News. We have a special opportunity to answer His call, as well as renew our personal commitment to participate as good and faithful stewards in His mission for the Church, through our annual Catholic Services Appeal.
Together, we, the faithful of the Archdiocese of Detroit, are the Body of Christ. As His Body, every day, in some way through CSA-funded ministries, programs, and services, our gifts impact the lives of thousands in southeast Michigan and beyond.
This year’s CSA theme, Bringing Jesus Christ to All, emphasizes Christ’s message in St. Matthew’s Gospel to make disciples of all nations. Our theme is indeed fitting as the Church focuses on the New Evangelization — spreading the Good News of Christ to the world.
The CSA allows us to share Christ’s message through serving countless people in ways we may not realize. All of us, personally and through our parishes, enjoy the fruits of the work of the archdiocesan Central Services departments of Communications; Development and Stewardship; Evangelization, Catechesis and Schools; and Parish Life and Services. Our gifts to the CSA also support the Office of Priestly Vocations, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, and the Metropolitan Tribunal. When we use God’s blessings to pledge our annual gift to the CSA, we join with our sisters and brothers in Christ throughout the Archdiocese to do the Lord’s work — work that no one individual or parish could possibly do alone.
Please take a moment to read how gifts to the Catholic Services Appeal have made a difference in the lives of some of our neighbors.