We want to start by saying thank you! Thank you for the giving of your time and treasure to support the Diocese of Gaylord and Bishop Walsh in his ministry as a successor of the Apostles.
Since the formation of the Diocese of Gaylord in 1971, the Catholic Services Appeal (CSA) has been both an invitation and opportunity to support the programs, services and ministries within our diocese and around the world. Through our collective efforts, the CSA is the primary source of funding for the programs and ministries directed by our bishop, providing support to our parishes as well as most of the special national and international collections typically taken up as second collections in other dioceses.
A little bit about our bell’s patron saint: Aloysius de Gonzaga (Italian: Luigi Gonzaga; 9 March 1568 – 21 June 1591) was an Italian aristocrat who became a member of the Society of Jesus. While still a student at the Roman College, he died as a result of caring for the victims of a serious epidemic. He was beatified in 1605 and canonized in 1726.
Saint Aloysius Gonzaga is the Patron Saint of:
Any funds donated over and above our goal will be returned to our parish for the repair of our bell system.
At our parish church our St. Louis Gonzaga bell has not been able to swing for many years. The original swinging mechanism is from the 1970s. We have been working with Verdin Bells to get an estimate to install a new swinging device and computer system to schedule the bell ringing. With a new system in place our bell would be able to ring before Masses calling us to worship and ring out announcing to our town that we have been sent out into the world as His disciples. At Christmas and Easter we would also be able to ring our bell during the Gloria announcing Our Lord’s birth and resurrection.
Our bell is dedicated and blessed by the intercession of St. Louis de Gonzaga. It was originally forged in Louvain, Belgium for Eglise Ste. Anne – Alpena, Mich by Felix Van Aerschodt Fondeur.
Parish CSA Target:
$30,000 Get our Bell Singing Again
Total Gifts and Pledges
(as of August 31):
Percentage of Target:
Making a Gift
As you prayerfully consider what you and your family can commit to the 2023 campaign, keep in mind that you could make a one-time gift, pledge gift, or a reoccurring gift to spread your giving throughout the year.
To make a gift online, CLICK HERE. Here, you can make a one-time gift or set-up recurring payments. Your parish will be notified of your gift.
USE YOUR PARISH PLEDGE CARD
When you receive CSA information in the mail, complete your pledge card and return it to the Diocese of Gaylord for processing,
Several payment options are available, including cash/check, credit card and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Please make checks payable to “All Saints – CSA” and return it to the Diocese. All Credit Card and EFT gifts must be processed online or over the phone with the Diocese.
As you may know, CSA supports the work and mission of our diocese, which includes essential services for our parishioners, our community, and our Catholic Schools. Similar to how your regular offertory supports our Parishes, the gifts we make to CSA support the offices within the Diocese of Gaylord and the many vital ministries and ongoing work accomplished at the pastoral center and throughout our Universal Church.
Shining a Light on CSA: Did you know that CSA supports over 40 programs and services throughout the diocese, all of which touch our parishioners and parish? Here are just a few examples: