Catholic Arkansas Sharing Appeal
Annual campaign to support diocesan ministries
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 or Contact Us.
For more information, download the current CASA report
CASA 2013: Living our Faith in this Year of Faith
The 2013 Catholic Arkansas Sharing Appeal began Feb. 2-3 in parishes across the state. A recorded homily from Bishop Anthony B. Taylor was played at all Masses in English and Spanish. Pledge envelopes were handed out asking parishioners to meet this year's $2 million goal.
|Listen to Bishop Anthony
B. Taylor's CASA homily
CASA supports various diocesan, parish and school ministries. This year's theme, "Living our Faith in this Year of Faith," ties the campaign into the bishop's three goals for us to focus on during the universal Year of Faith, which continues through November.
In his homily, Bishop Taylor mentioned just a few of the ministries and programs supported by CASA. These include: Catholic Charities of Arkansas, seminarian education, the House of Formation, marriage tribunal, family and marriage programs, youth ministry, campus ministry, Hispanic ministry, Catholic schools, parish religious education and Arkansas Catholic.
"These last three years have been trying times for many of us economically, so I want you to know how grateful I am for the sacrificial generosity of so many faithful Catholics to the CASA appeal last year. I am especially edified by those of you who, year after year, return a full 10-percent tithe of your income after taxes back to the Lord: 1 percent to CASA and 9 percent to your parish and other charities," Bishop Taylor said. "Returning that 10 percent to the Lord is a constant reminder that all that we have belongs to God, not us, and that we are his servants who will one day have to give an account for what we have done with all that he has entrusted to us."
These resources detail the campaign's purpose, goals and explains how donations are used.
- Homily by Bishop Anthony B. Taylor
- Options for Giving
- Parish Goals
- What Your Donation Can Do
These resources are available to help parishes in promoting the campaign.