Your Gifts at Work

Your gift to the Catholic Services Appeal makes a difference in countless lives throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit and beyond. The more than 170 ministries, programs, and services funded by the CSA provide the energy for our Lord’s grace and blessings on our parishes, institutions, parishioners, and others every day.

Be assured that no CSA dollars have ever been — or ever will be — used to settle claims of any nature against the Archdiocese, or to support projects outside of the Archdiocese, other than six specific national collections of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The archdiocesan lay Finance Council oversees the distribution of CSA funds to ensure all reach the ministries, programs, and services for which they are intended. 

The CSA 2022 Target is  $16,688,708.

Below are some links that show how your CSA gifts did so much for so many last year.
During Fiscal Year 2019-20 and for the CSA2020 fund year (that crosses over two Fiscal Years - FY 2019-20 and FY 2020-21).

Where your gifts are applied:

Stewardship and Grants Management

Catholic Schools

Ensure Excellent Catholic Education





Schools Leadership Support

Schools Strategic Planning

Health, Athletics, Physical Education and Safety


Clergy and Consecrated Life

Clergy Immigration Legal Services
Convocation for Priests and Deacons
Delegate for Religious
International Priests coordination
Pastoral Care, Human and Spiritual Formation for Priests and Religious
Pastoral Care of Permanent Deacons


Communications and Marketing

Audio production
Event planning
Graphic design
Internal/External communications
Media relations
Printing and mailing
Public affairs
Web development
Archdiocese of Detroit
Archbishop Vigneron
Social media
Detroit Catholic
Encounter, Grow, Witness
Digital community
Unleash the Gospel
Social media

Development - Mission Advancement

Archdiocesan capital campaign consultation

Archdiocese of Detroit Endowment Foundation support

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM)collection

Catholic Education

Catholic Services Appeal


Archdiocesan gatherings

Materials and Resources

Parish presentations

Donor Services

Mass for Commerce

Parish capital campaign consultation

Sacred Heart Major Seminary


Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship

Black Catholic Ministries

Martin Luther King Day Mass

Martin Luther King Service Day for Youth

Catechetical Programming and Formation

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) liaison

Christian Service and Health Care Ministries

Annual Day of Mercy service opportunities

Certification Committee

Christian Service Coordinator’s Association training and enrichment

Models to address diverse gifts and socio-economic status

Parish Christian Service Commissions and committees

Parish Nurse formation and resources

St. John’s Deaf Center and live-streamed ASL weekly Mass

Christian Worship

Archdiocesan Worship Commission

Electronic newsletters

Music News

Worship News

Formation for

Choirs, cantors, and choir directors

Liturgical ministers

Process for RCIA directors/catechists to receive delegation for the Minor Rites

RCIA teams

Intercessory Prayer Team training, formation, and resources

Liturgical calendar advisories

Liturgical celebrations for clustering, merging, and closing parishes

Liturgical research, resources, and consultation for

All parishes

Church buildings


Music Ministries

Archdiocesan Chorus

Cathedral Cultural Series


Music Ministries at Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Music Ministries at St. John’s

Planning for Archdiocesan liturgies

New models for transformational Sunday Experience

Neophyte gatherings with Auxiliary Bishops

Preservation of sacred objects

Rite of Election

Seasonal Reconciliation Services

Weekly Mass for Shut-ins


Family Evangelization efforts

Parish Evangelization coordination

Support for Families striving to live the Gospel

Hispanic Ministries

Archdiocesan Mass of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Hispanic Men’s Conference

Hispanic Women’s Conference

Hispanic Youth Conference

School of Evangelization “San Andrés”

Marriage and Family Life

Marriage Preparation coordination

Ministerial Certification


Christian service coordinators

Cultural competency formation

Curriculum development

Directors of religious education

High School theology teachers

Liturgical musicians

RCIA catechists and coordinators

Youth ministers

Native American Ministries

Natural Family Planning

Parish events, workshops, training, and formation

Project Rachel


March for Life Detroit contingent coordination

Youth Ministries

Young Adults and Campus Ministries


Metropolitan Tribunal

Investigates matrimonial validity

Declarations of nullity

Privileges (Pauline & Petrine)

Canonical matters

Answers questions from general public

Parish presentations

Resource for parish staffs

Special educational sessions

For seminarians

For DREs and RCIA Coordinators

For parish sacramental record keepers 

Missionary Strategic Planning

Benchmarking work team

Families of Parishes

Clergy Survey

Deacon mission and formation

Laity education and formation

Mission strategic planning

Parish Survey

Prayer Support

Priest Support

People in need outreach

Pastor Connect

National Collections

Black and Indian Missions
Catholic Communications Campaign
Catholic Home Missions
Catholic University of America
Church in Latin America
Holy Land

Parish Care and Sustainability

Archdiocesan Pastoral Council

Assignment Board process

New Parish Structures

Parish Pastoral Councils and Commissions

Parish Transition Management models and resources

Pastor transitions for new assignments

Pastoral Care of Parishes and Schools

Support of Regional Bishops

Conflict mediation

Coordination of Regional Moderator meetings

Vicariate Pastoral Councils

Parish Services

Accounting and Treasury Services
Computing & Network Services
Parish Accounting Services
Parish Audit Services
Parish Financial Services
Parish Support Services


Priestly Vocations

Assisting Men

In discernment of vocation

In seminary application process

Discernment programs

Days for high school students


Retreat featuring Archbishop Vigneron


Evening Prayer and Vocation Dinner with Archbishop Vigneron

Guest Preaching at Parish Weekend Masses

Junior High Vocation Awareness Days

“Men of the Hearts” Podcast


College campuses


Religious education programs

Schools Young adult groups

Youth groups

Seminarian seminar with Archbishop Vigneron

St. Barnabas Brotherhood –Priests

Promote vocations by region

Walk with discerners

Support and fraternity for Archdiocese of Detroit seminarians

Support and formation for seminarians studying abroad

Vocations literature, brochures, and prayer cards

Process Data & Technology

Moving from Maintenance to Mission

Reducing process, data, and technology burdens on clergy and staff

Negotiating cost effective IT shared services for parishes and schools

Innovating, evaluating and integrating tools for mission and evangelization

Facilitating Secure Communications and Collaboration

IT policies & procedures

Cybersecurity guidelines

Establishing archdiocesan standards and best practices

Integrated Archdiocese/parish/school network

Strategic Analysis & Solutions

Dashboards and analytics to drive mission success

Cooperative data governance

Process and technology consultation and evaluation

Missionary assessments for parishes and schools

Research, demographics, and statistics

Sacred Heart Major Seminary

Candidates for the priesthood
Candidates for the permanent diaconate
Lay Ecclesial Ministers
Leadership Development

Stewardship and Grants Management

Administration of Organization and Parish Grants

  • Black and Native American evangelization grants 
  • Local Rice Bowl grants & other grants
  • Parish Empowerment Fund grants and scholarships
  • School Outreach Fund grants
  • Southwest Vicariate Ministry Fund grants

National Parish In-Pew collections

Parish Stewardship Commissions and committees

Parish stewardship presentations

Personal finances small discussion groups

Priests’ Pension Plan collection

Scholarship and Tuition Assistance administration

Stewardship Day