Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16
Each and every day, Jesus shares His love with us and is eager for us to embrace Him. As Jesus proclaims in Matthew 5:16, “Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good works, and glorify your heavenly Father.” The Catholic Sharing Appeal (CSA) brings the light of Christ’s love to our communities.
You make such a difference in the lives of thousands of people across the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. Last year, nearly 4,200 donors came together to contribute $3 million in gifts to the Catholic Sharing Appeal. This is a true testament of how you answered His call and spread His light and love.
Each gift that is entrusted to the Catholic Sharing Appeal is received with great gratitude. The stewardship of your gifts is very important to me. You may be asking, “How was my gift used?” Each parish is assigned a goal, based on a 3 year average of their offertory. The first 50% of the parish goal supports shared ministries, Catholic education, outreach efforts as well as grants to parishes, schools and food pantries. Every dollar raised after the 50% is returned to parishes to be used for their greatest needs.
Like you, we are using the gifts God has bestowed on us through your generosity to spread the light of Christ. Through CSA funding, our ministries are enhanced.
- 250 faithful from our Diocese have the opportunity to attend the National Eucharistic Revival this summer.
- Your funds provide children who cannot afford to pay an opportunity to enrich their faith lives in a fun-filled atmosphere at Camp Carlo.
- Your parish leaders have the opportunity to continue their education in administering their churches at the diocesan hosted PACE conference.
- We help provide essential care and supplies for expectant mothers through the Walking with Moms program.
These are just a few examples of how your support of the CSA changes lives in our Diocese and throughout the state. For a complete list of ministries, programs and grants supported through the CSA, please visit the website, dwc.org/csa. Thank you for deepening your relationship with Jesus by supporting those in need.