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Feb. 7 - Feb. 8
Catholic Arkansas Sharing Appeal
Catholic Arkansas Sharing Appeal began in 1990 to provide critical funding for the pastoral, educational and social needs of our diocese. Through the generosity of Catholics in the Diocese of Little Rock, we have been able to help the poor, developing parishes and our Catholic schools to continue their ministries in promoting the teachings of Jesus. Donations have also helped to educate deacons, lay ministers and seminarians from across the state as well as make all ministries of the diocese a success. To learn how to give to CASA, see Options for Giving.
The 2014 Catholic Arkansas Sharing Appeal (CASA) begins Feb. 1-2 in parishes across the state. A recorded homily from Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will be played at all Masses in English and Spanish. Pledge envelopes will be handed out asking parishioners to meet this year's $2 million goal. CASA supports various diocesan, parish and school ministries. This year's theme, is "Help Us Build the Kingdom of God in Arkansas."
"If we are not aligned with the Kingdom of God now, in the way we live our life now, how do we expect to share in the life of the Kingdom of God in the world to come?" asked Bishop Taylor in his 2014 CASA homily. "If we aren't making sacrifices to make the world a better place now, whose kingdom are we building with our efforts? Our own, or the Lord's?"
"The lion's share of the money you donate to CASA funds our diocesan offices and partially funds, among other things, the education of our 40 seminarians and the efforts of Catholic Charities," explained Bishop Taylor in his homily. For a complete list of ministries supported by CASA read Arkansas Catholic.
This year's CASA video demonstrates that no donation is too small. They all matter. If you want to know how donations to CASA are used, watch this video (right) to get a sampling of the ministries this appeal supports.
To learn more about the 2014 CASA campaign, see the following resources.