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Catholic Services appeal — A ‘caress to those in need’

Catholic Services appeal — A ‘caress to those in need’

| February 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

At our pre-synod Prayer and Listening events, we have consistently heard that the growth of our Church depends upon our ability to give a clearer witness to the difference that Jesus has made in our lives, especially by imitating his sacrificial love and concern for those in need. Each year, the Catholic Services Appeal Foundation (CSAF) gives us a powerful opportunity to offer that witness by supporting the broader works of the Church undertaken in our archdiocese.

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Catholic Services Appeal aims to raise $6.9 million to fund 20 ministries

Catholic Services Appeal aims to raise $6.9 million to fund 20 ministries

| February 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

The scene might feel familiar: A priest stands at the front of his church and asks the congregation to sit and learn about the annual Catholic Services Appeal.

People groan. Eyes roll. A baby cries.

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Farm woes deepen in central United States

Farm woes deepen in central United States

| Mark Pattison | June 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Farmers rarely have an easy year, let alone an easy life. But 2019 has so far been one for the record books.

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Catholic Services Appeal lagging behind goal

Catholic Services Appeal lagging behind goal

| November 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

“If they’ve given in prior years, please come back and support us in our time of need,” said Greg Pulles, treasurer of the Catholic Services Appeal Foundation board of directors, of CSA donors. “We’re projecting 6,000 [donors] short, and that means we’re cutting funding to these ministries and they really desperately need these funds.”

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Better storytelling helped 2016 CSA reach goal

Better storytelling helped 2016 CSA reach goal

| February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Services Appeal is kicking off its 2017 campaign with a new initiative seeking a broad impact: $1,000 scholarships for eligible students attending Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The appeal will continue to support 11 of the archdiocese’s neediest Catholic elementary schools, as it has in the past, but this allows the appeal’s education dollars to touch more people and parishes, said Jennifer Beaudry, Catholic Services Appeal Foundation executive director.

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2016 Catholic Services Appeal

2016 Catholic Services Appeal

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Overview of this year’s appeal, Goals, Reasons to give, Why the CSA matters

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Local faithful help CSAF exceed $9.3 million goal

Local faithful help CSAF exceed $9.3 million goal

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wrapping up its 2014 campaign, the Catholic Services Appeal Foundation has exceeded its $9.3 million fundraising goal in pledges and has distributed nearly $8 million to 17 different ministries in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Annual appeal seeing success thanks to generosity of local Catholics

Annual appeal seeing success thanks to generosity of local Catholics

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

The annual Catholic Services Appeal hasn’t reached its halfway point in the campaign year, but a number of parishes already have met and exceeded their goals — both in dollars and number of donors.

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Seek first the Kingdom of God

Seek first the Kingdom of God

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Catholic Services Appeal – 2014

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Transparency, best practices remain priorities, says finance officer

Transparency, best practices remain priorities, says finance officer

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

He calls media reports of ‘secret’ archdiocesan accounts inaccurate

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Independent foundation to operate Catholic Services Appeal

Independent foundation to operate Catholic Services Appeal

| January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Services Appeal Foundation of the Saint Paul and Minneapolis Area (CSA) was recently established as an independent tax-exempt non-profit corporation to receive and distribute all CSA donor dollars.

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Parish assessments help to fund ministries in local Church

Parish assessments help to fund ministries in local Church

| May 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

While funds from the Catholic Services Appeal help to fund ministries in the archdiocese ranging from Catholic schools and Catholic Charities to seminarian education and youth programs, the CSA isn’t the only source of financial support for essential programs in the local Church.

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