The 2017 Catholic Services Appeal



aSuggested follow-up letter (Word doc.)

aSuggested thank-you letter (jpg.)

aLetter from Bishop Persico

aBulletin Announcements

aDownload PowerPoint-Timeline for CSA

aDo not click this link, but RIGHT-CLICK on this link and select "Save link as" or "Save target as" to download the CSA VIDEO as a file to play on a laptop (100 mb MP4)

aDownload poster for bulletin use

aParish goals

aDownload prayer card

aDownload CSA open hearts logo (jpg)

"With Open Hearts" is something that appeals to our sense of the common good by providing each of us an opportunity to unite and reach out to those in need that are in our parishes, cities and throughout the Diocese of Erie. Your gift helps in many ways, these are just a few:

  • Parish projects
  • Catholic Charities' nine affiliate agencies and multiple programs: More than 43,000 men, women and children of all faiths received services last year.
  • Support and advice for administrators and teachers of the 36 Catholic schools
  • Scholarships for Catholic school students – CSA provided more than $450,000 in scholarships for needy students
  • Continuing education opportunities for catechists
  • Rural ministries

The Catholic Services Appeal has ministered and provided services to thousands of individuals and families throughout our Northwestern and Central Pennsylvania communities. The needs continue and in some cases are growing. As they do, so does our need to ask you for support. Your pledge to the Catholic Services Appeal will help us continue to preach, to teach, and to serve. We encourage you to read the special CSA issue of Faith Magazine (which will be linked here soon) and other information presented on this site. Then we hope you see how vital your CSA gift is to our church; how important it is to many people. Please prayerfully consider your response to the Catholic Services Appeal.

We as Catholics belong to the wider church, not just our own parish, but in communion with our brothers and sisters in neighboring parishes.

We belong
to our local faith community,
our diocese,
and the worldwide Roman Catholic Church.

Lisa R. Louis
Executive Director of the Catholic Foundation and Diocesan Development Services
(814) 824-1237
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William F. Grant, II CFRE
Director of Stewardship and Annual Giving
(814) 824-1192
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Amanda Phanco
Assistant to the Director of Stewardship and Annual Giving
(814) 824-1194
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Diocesan Development Services
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie
429 East Grandview Blvd.
Erie, PA 16504