God Our Father,
Every good and perfect gift comes from You.
For Your Son, Jesus Christ, thank You.
For our very life, thank You.
For our family and friends, thank You.
For Your Church, thank You.
For Your abundant grace available in the Sacraments, thank You.
For all those small gifts of Your love that give us HOPE each day, thank You.
Increase in us an awareness of Your abiding presence in our lives.
May our every thought and deed be an act of thanksgiving
for Your generosity and care for us.
Give us grateful Hearts, so that we may respond to Jesus’
call to love God and neighbor.
May our commitment to the Catholic Sharing Appeal continue to serve
the poor and vulnerable through community Outreach, increase our
Parish life and participation, and aid in bringing the Gospel of Christ to
the communities of West Virginia through Evangelization. Amen

The people served and the ministries sustained by the Catholic Sharing Appeal provide HOPE for every one of our parish communities and unite us as a Diocesan Church.

 

 

 

74,759 Catholics
24,282 Square Miles
91 Parishes
20 Missions
20 Chapels
87 Diocesan Priests
10 Seminarians
19 Elementary Schools
6 High Schools
4,114 Catholic School Students
1 University
21 Community Outreach Offices

All gifts to the Catholic Sharing Appeal help fund ministries and programs that benefit parishes, missions, schools, Catholic Charities WV, and other Diocesan programs.

 

 

 

Pledging
You may make a pledge and pay in monthly installments. A monthly reminder will be sent for the duration of your pledge period, unless you are fulfilling your pledge via automatic deductions.

One-Time Gift
An outright gift can be made at any time to the appeal.

Online Giving
To make an online gift or pledge, please click here.

Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston
Catholic Sharing Appeal
P.O. Box 230 • Wheeling, WV 26003
1-888-434-6237 • 304-233-0880
csa@dwc.org • dwc.org/csa

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Catholic Sharing Appeal?

The Catholic Sharing Appeal (CSA) is a direct appeal that provides income for
Diocesan ministries, programs, services and parish needs.

Does the parish have to pay assessments on the Parish Share portion?

At this time, the Parish Share portions returned to the parishes are assessment free.

Does the parish have to achieve goal to receive their parish share?

The first 50% of the parish goal will benefit diocesan ministries and programs. Each additional dollar raised, will be returned to the parish, including all dollars raised over goal.

How are parish goals determined?

Parish goals are determined based on the percentage of the overall diocesan collection the parish represents from 2016 (most recent data available). For example, if a parish represents 2% of the overall diocesan collection; that parish goal would be 2% of the overall CSA goal.

When will pledge redemption begin?

Parishioners who make pledges will receive their first pledge reminder mailing one month after their pledge has been recorded by the Stewardship and Development Office. Pledge reminders will be mailed the first of every month until pledges are paid in full.

How will the parish receive credit for parishioner gifts?

Each pledge card includes the parishioner’s registered parish, which will be the parish to receive the parish share unless otherwise indicated. For gifts made through the in-pew envelope, a space is provided to write in the parish. For gifts made online, there is a section to indicate your parish.

Can parishioners restrict their gifts to one or more areas in the case for support?

No, all gifts will be used for the purposes outlined by the diocese as published in the CSA materials, and by the local pastor as publicized to his parish through the direct mail letter.

What type of gifts will be accepted?

Traditional gifts via personal check are accepted, as well as payments made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express) or through direct debit with a checking account. Other gifts such as appreciated securities or stock, easily liquidated property, and bequests are also accepted. Parishioners can also make gifts on this website by following the link at the top, Donate.