DIOCESAN SERVICES APPEAL 2020
“Happy the one who trusts in the Lord” (Proverbs 16:20).
2020 DSA Prayer
Loving and gracious God, we praise you and we thank you for the bountiful gifts that you have bestowed upon us.
Help us to understand that it is only in You that we find the truth and happiness we seek – the happiness we are made for.
Help us to understand and embrace the Diocesan Services Appeal as a way to faithfully participate in the good works of Your Holy Catholic Church.
Please bless our united efforts and help us to see Jesus in all whom we encounter.
Dear Sacred Heart Parishioners,
I write this letter to invite you join me in support of the 2020 Diocesan Services Appeal – “Happy the one who trusts in the Lord!” This scripture text from the Book of Proverbs affirms a fundamental teaching of the Catholic Church – only in God will we find the truth and happiness that we seek, the happiness that we were made for.
Our annual DSA is an opportunity to participate personally in the service and care provided through the many good works of the Catholic Church. Our contributions are put to work, right away, in a multitude of ministries to offer direct assistance to individuals and families and to parishes, Catholic schools, and Catholic Charities agencies. Vitally important is the impact these efforts have in our parishes, where so much of the Church’s work occurs in the activities of everyday life.
Please prayerfully consider making a DSA contribution this year. The special DSA edition of FAITH magazine and a DSA video message from Bishop Boyea are available online at www.dioceseoflansing.org/dsa. You may also use this link to make a DSA gift via credit card or electronic funds transfer from a bank account. Pledge forms will be provided at liturgies on DSA Announcement Weekend, March 1 and Commitment Weekend, March 7 & 8.
Our DSA parish goal for 2020 is $28,190.00, and with your help, I am confident we can reach that goal. Once we reach our goal, 50% of any contributions received, over and above our parish goal, will be returned to our local parish.
Thank you for your generosity. Be assured of my prayers for you and your loved ones.
Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Fr. Todd Koenigsknecht, Pastor
The weekend of March 7-8, you will be asked to make your DSA commitment to the Diocese of Lansing. Two-thirds of the operating budget of the Diocese of Lansing comes from the Annual Diocesan Services Appeal. The goal for Sacred Heart Parish for 2020 is $28,190.00. Please pray about your participation in this annual effort that funds more than 100 programs and ministries, which are vital to the parishes and agencies of the Diocese of Lansing.