Tag: Giving

The Eucharist as thanksgiving

The Eucharist as thanksgiving

| Father Michael Van Sloun | November 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

You have no idea how many people have told me, “I don’t get anything out of Mass.” I am quick to reply, “You have it backwards. You don’t come to Mass to get something. You come to Mass to give something, and that something is your thanks to our good and gracious God for the blessings that you have received.”

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Catholic agencies closely monitor giving after clergy sex abuse shock

Catholic agencies closely monitor giving after clergy sex abuse shock

| Dennis Sadowski | November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Leaders and fundraisers at Catholic organizations are cautiously monitoring the level of donations and gifts as the end-of-the-year giving season approaches, hoping that the clergy sexual abuse scandal won’t negatively affect their bottom line.

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How much do we actually give?

How much do we actually give?

| Father Tom Walker | November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Our Scriptures this weekend invite us to consider the offerings of three different people, beginning with the widow of Zarephath. She encounters the prophet Elijah at a critical time for both of them.

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The art of giving, the challenge of Advent

The art of giving, the challenge of Advent

| Christina Capecchi | December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Oprah Winfrey sings and claps when presented with the $69 lunch box that makes her 2017 “Favorite Things” list.

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Defend life, care for creation and give freely, pope says

Defend life, care for creation and give freely, pope says

| October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Everyone, but especially young people, should have the “wonderful experience of giving” of their time and resources; giving open hearts and minds to brotherhood and sharing and is essential for building “the civilization of love,” Pope Francis said.

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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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St. Joseph, Red Wing, nabs max giving in one day

St. Joseph, Red Wing, nabs max giving in one day

| November 18, 2016 | 1 Comment

Parishioners at St. Joseph in Red Wing make Give to the Max Day one festive event, which has paid off with a second-straight finish in the top 10 for the statewide one-day giving push. St. Joseph finished sixth this year Nov. 17 with $127,766.13 from 69 gifts.

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Catholic Services Appeal

Catholic Services Appeal

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Charity, transparency at heart of Catholic Services Appeal
Our 2014 CSA donation: Here’s where the money went
Hospital chaplains provide spiritual care with CSAF support

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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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Guide to Giving

Guide to Giving

| April 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Our donors come to us with a philanthropic passion, something they really care about. Then we can help them make a gift that is meaningful right now in their life and that ultimately can last forever,” said Kelly Webster, vice president of development and donor engagement.

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When it comes to charitable contributions, don’t forget your parish

When it comes to charitable contributions, don’t forget your parish

| Father Paul Jarvis | January 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

It’s 1:58 a.m., Saturday — early early morning or late late night.

I just returned home from an emergency visit to a hospital. The family of a patient was concerned that their loved one might be dying in the next few days. And so they naturally called their priest.

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Four additional parishes exceed Appeal goal

Four additional parishes exceed Appeal goal

| September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Four additional parishes have now exceeded their 2012 Catholic Services Appeal goal, bringing the total number of parishes over goal to 124.

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