Following Synod 16, the Archdiocese of Detroit is beginning the implementation phase of guiding the faithful to become, in the words of Pope Francis, a “band of joyful missionary disciples.” Our Holy Father invites all Catholics to renew their personal relationship with our Savior, as “the joy of the Gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus.” In this spirit, the theme of the 2017 Catholic Services Appeal is Opening Doors to Encounter Christ.
As this year’s CSA theme suggests, Jesus encourages us to examine our lives and reflect on how each of us may enter into a deeper personal relationship with Him, and how we may open doors so that others may also have an encounter. When we support the Catholic Services Appeal, we help more than 100 Archdiocesan ministries that involve us in our local Church and renew our personal commitment to Christ as His disciples. Our annual appeal enables us to reach out to every soul in southeastern Michigan, and in turn, to carry out the corporal and spiritual works of Christ’s mercy.
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