2019-20 Catholic Stewardship Appeal
The people of this diocese are being called to stop, take stock of the abundant array of God’s gifts, and respond in gratitude by committing to serve Him while caring for one another.-Catholic Missourian
That is the emphasis of this year’s Catholic Stewardship Appeal (CSA).
The CSA is an annual campaign encouraging Catholics to commit to supporting their parishes while making a gift or pledge to help pay for essential diocesan services in the upcoming fiscal year.
All 106 parishes and missions and their local communities benefit from these services, which include youth ministry, marriage and family-life support and promotion, vocation work, ongoing formation for permanent deacons, guidance and oversight for Catholic schools, communications, and advocacy in the public square, ministry to growing local communities of Hispanic Catholics, and coordination of charitable services through Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri.
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight invites all Catholics to join him, his priests and fellow parishioners in sustaining the mission of the diocese.
Moreover, an offering to the CSA is a tangible expression and manifestation of faith, gratitude and discipleship.
“We do not give to a need but out of a need to give,” said Bishop McKnight.