Your gift at work: Archbishop’s Appeal for Ministries supports faith community, friendships through the UTSA Catholic Student Association
Thank you to all who have participated in this year’s Archbishop’s Appeal for Ministries. As we have passed the midway point, we invite all who’ve not yet had an opportunity to participate to do so today. The Archbishop’s Appeal speaks to our strength and unity as Catholics ready to serve the people in our archdiocese. Your gift will form seminarians and deacons, evangelize and share Christ’s love through acts of kindness, care for retired clergy, and protect God’s most vulnerable — the hungry, homeless, elderly, unborn, sick, prisoner, and lonely.
To see the impact of your gift, consider the story of Monste, a sophomore at The University of Texas at San Antonio:
“Throughout my faith journey, God has placed people in my life that I call ‘my little angels’. They have taught me how to pray and how to grow closer to God. My older brother Carlo is one. He first showed me how to allow Christ to hold my hand.
“But when I started college, my faith was stagnant. I still prayed, but it was hard to find community to help me grow closer to God. It wasn’t until I got involved at the Catholic Student Association at UTSA that I continued to run towards Christ. The CSA has been one of the biggest blessings I have ever received. I am benefiting from discipleship with my campus minister, weekly Bible studies, and Christ-centered friendships.
“I have gained confidence and trust to say ‘Yes’ to what God is calling me to do. I now lead a Bible study and am part of the ministry team here. Because living a faith-filled life can be extremely difficult at times, we all need the accompaniment and friendship of others who will turn our hearts towards Christ again and again.”
The Catholic Student Association is one of more than 30 vital ministries supported by your gift to the Archbishop’s Appeal for Ministries. If you’ve not yet had the chance to donate to the Appeal, please ask the Holy Spirit to guide your decision about whether and how much God might be calling you to give. Whatever your gift, no matter the size, it helps us meet our parish participation goal of 25% — and ultimately, 100%. We currently are at 8.5%.
To make a one-time gift, a monthly pledge with installments ending December 31st, or a recurring monthly gift (a monthly gift with no end date until you contact the Appeal Office), choose one of the following methods, and be sure to select our parish for credit.
- Text-To-Give using your smart phone at (210) 750-6712, keyword APPEAL
- Donate online at www.archsa.org/appeal
- Call 210-734-1604
- Use the parish Appeal envelope (extras found at the church exits)
To learn more about the Archbishop’s Appeal for Ministries, watch the Appeal video here: