REPORT TO THE LAITY
The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal:
Making Christ Visible in Southern Illinois
REPORT TO THE LAITY
(March, 2017 - February, 2018)
The CSMA Agency Allocation and Accountability Committee Members
Mr. William Barbieri, Belleville • Mrs. Barbara Burke, Dahlgren • Sister Barbara Jean Franklin, A.S.C., Red Bud
Mr. William Harper, III, Murphysboro • Sister Annette Kaba, O.S.F., Belleville • Ms. Kathy Mulvin, Centralia
The Rev. Joseph Oganda, DuQuoin • The Rev. Edward Schaefer, St. Rose • Sister Diane Turner, S.S.N.D., Carlyle
The Rev. Msgr. Marvin Volk, Millstadt • The Rev. Ronald Weber, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Kathryn Wolsing, Benton • Mr. James Zwilling, Olney
Diocesan Staff: Mr. Michael Gibbons, Ms. Kathleen Hunt, Ms. Judy Phillips
Dear Friends in Christ,
God’s Kingdom is not an earthly kingdom, subject to decline and decay; it is the everlasting kingdom of the life to come. But that ‘life to come’ is in continuity with this present life through the human goods, the worthy human purposes, which people foster now.
- To Be a Christian Steward: U.S. Bishops' Pastoral Letter on Stewardship
The members of the Agency Allocation and Accountability (AAA) Committee of The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal (CSMA) are immensely grateful to you for your willingness to accept vocare, our Baptismal call to discipleship, and offering your contributions to The CSMA which funds our diocesan social service ministries, education and parish services. In 2018, let us renew our determination to the funding necessary to effectively serve all those who so desperately request assistance.
The Church – I repeat once again – is not a relief organization, an enterprise or a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), but a community of people, animated by the Holy Spirit, who have lived and are living the wonder of the encounter with Jesus Christ and want to share this experience of deep joy, the message of salvation that the Lord gave us.
- Pope Francis, Message for World Youth Day on Being a Disciple
With sincere humility and respect, we remain,
Members of The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal
Agency Allocation and Accountability Committee