The Diocesan Support Appeal: Sharing God’s Gifts
The purpose of the Diocesan Support Appeal (DSA) is to help provide the annual funding necessary to carry out the mission of our diocese – namely to fulfill our call to “grow ever more perfectly into a community of praise, worship and witness, and to become a leaven of service and sign of peace through love in the Piedmont and Western North Carolina.” The DSA provides funding for the ministerial arm of the diocese.
The DSA provides support for more than 20 services that Catholic Charities of Charlotte offers throughout the diocese. The appeal also provides funding for the Housing Ministry, Education Ministries (providing over 30 different services), Multicultural Ministries, Eucharistic Congress, and Vocations. Some of these ministries provide services beyond the scope of individual parishes and some exist for the sole purpose of assisting parishes in their own mission to teach, evangelize and serve.
The theme of the 2015 DSA is Sharing God’s Gifts. This message is enhanced with the tag line “Pay it Forward with Hope, Give Back with Gratitude.” This theme incorporates a strong message of stewardship – the idea that all we have is a gift from God and it is our duty to share these gifts with a sense of gratitude and to fulfill the mission of the church.