Your Gifts at Work

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Your generous gift to the CSA will do so much for so many.

The budget for the 2014 Catholic Services Appeal is $17,839,175. Your gifts to the CSA are used solely and exclusively to support the following list of 117 Archdiocesan ministries, programs, and services as well as certain national collections of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

No CSA dollars have ever been — or ever will be — used to support projects outside of the Archdiocese, other than those USCCB national collections, or to settle claims of any nature against the Archdiocese. The archdiocesan lay Finance Council oversees the distribution of CSA funds to ensure that all reach the ministries, programs, and services for which they are intended.

Clergy and Consecrated Life

  • Convocation for Priests and Deacons
  • Pastoral Care of Priests
  • Delegate for Religious
  • Pastoral Care of Permanent Deacons
  • Clergy Immigration Legal Services


  • AOD.org
  • Catholic Television Network of Detroit (CTND)
  • Internal/External Messaging
  • Media relations
  • Social Media

Development and Stewardship

  • Catholic Services Appeal administration
  • Parish Stewardship Commissions and committees
  • Parish stewardship presentations
  • Sacred Heart Major Seminary

Evangelization, Catechesis and Schools

  • Black Catholic Ministries
  • Catechetical Programming and Formation
  • Catholic Schools
  • Evangelization
    • Men’s Ministry
    • Women’s Ministry
  • Hispanic Ministries
  • Health, Athletics, Physical Education and Safety
  • Marriage and Family Life
  • Ministerial Certification
    • Catechists
    • Christian Service
    • Directors of religious education
    • Pastoral ministers
      • Family life
      • Liturgical
      • Musicians
    • RCIA
    • Youth ministers
  • Natural Family Planning
  • Project Rachel
  • Pro-Life
  • RCIA
    • Consultation
    • Formation for RCIA teams
  • School Outreach Fund grants
  • Youth Ministries
  • Young Adults and Campus Ministries

Metropololitan Tribunal

  • Annulments
  • Opinions on canonical matters
  • Parish presentations
  • Resource for parish staffs

National Collections

  • Black and Indian Missions
  • Catholic Communications Campaign
  • Catholic Home Missions
  • Catholic University of America
  • Church in Latin America
  • Holy Land

Priestly Vocations

  • Annual Archbishop’s vocations evening prayer and dinner
  • Annual vocations convocation
  • Day of discernment with Archbishop Vigneron
  • Discernment retreats
  • High School Vocation Days
  • Junior High Vocation Days
  • Outreach to parishes and schools
  • Seminary discernment weekends
  • Support for seminarians
  • Vocations literature and prayer cards
  • Walking pilgrimage to Camino de Santiago

Parish Life and Services

  • Administration of local Rice Bowl and CCHD grants
  • Administration of Adopt A Family
  • Liaison to Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM)
  • Christian Service and Health Care Ministries
    • AIDS Ministry
    • Certification (Collaboration with Evangelization, Catechesis and Schools)
    • Christian Service Coordinator’s Association training and enrichment
    • Deaf Ministry
    • Disabilities Concerns
    • Liaison to Hospital Chaplains
    • Ministry to Sick and Caregivers
    • Parish Nurse Program
    • Parish Christian Service Commissions and committees
    • Project Life
  • Ecumenical / Interfaith Relations
  • Native American Ministries
  • Parish Empowerment Fund grants and scholarships
  • Pastoral Planning & Leadership Services
    • Together in Faith pastoral planning
    • Archdiocesan Pastoral Council
    • Conflict mediation
    • Evangelization (Collaboration with Evangelization, Catechesis and Schools)
    • Lay leadership training
    • Leadership development
    • Mapping and Surveys
    • Multicultural resources
    • Parish clustering, merging, and closing transitions
    • Parish Pastoral Councils and Commissions
    • Parish planning
    • Pastor transition
    • Research, demographics and statistics
    • Vicariate Pastoral Councils
  • Worship
    • Archdiocesan Worship Commission
    • Electronic newsletters
      • Music update
      • Worship News
    • Formation for
      • Choirs, cantors, and choir directors
      • Liturgical ministers
      • Parish Worship Commissions and committees
      • Process for RCIA Directors/Catechists to receive delegation for the Minor Rites
      • RCIA teams
    • Liturgical calendar advisories
    • Liturgical celebrations for clustering, merging, and closing parishes
    • Liturgical consultation for
      • All parishes
      • Church building and renovation
    • Liturgical resources and research
    • Mass for Shut-ins
    • Music Ministries
      • Archdiocesan Chorus
      • Cathedral Cultural Series
      • Certification (Collaboration with Evangelization, Catechesis and Schools)
      • Music Ministries at Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament 
      • Music Ministries at St. John’s
      • Planning for Archdiocesan liturgies
    • Neophyte gatherings with Auxiliary Bishops
    • Preservation of sacred objects
    • Rite of Election
    • Roman Missal implementation

Sacred Heart Major Seminary

  • Candidates for the priesthood
  • Candidates for the permanent diaconate
  • Lay Ecclesial Ministers
  • Leadership Development