Parish Resources

2019 Catholic Ministries Appeal

Bulletin & Newsletter Announcements

Our Catholic faith is universal – one teaching, one Church and one Body of Christ. From cradle to grave each of us learns of and experiences this faith most immediately and intimately in our local parish. The bishop, as teacher of the faith, has the responsibility to assure that lifelong formation is a priority in the parishes and that the faithful are afforded opportunities to grow in the life of Christ through prayer and by experiences, reflections and studies. Critical to these efforts are faith-filled and competent catechetical and pastoral ministers.

Bulletin Inserts - Color


Bulletin Inserts - Black & White


Weekends 1-2 (February 16/17 and February 23/24)


Text Only: You make possible the many retreats and conferences for our youth and young adults to encounter Christ, faith formation for all to learn the rich story of our faith, catechetical training for hundreds of clergy, parish and school staff, support with vocations discernment, resources to strengthen marriages and families and community outreach to the poor. Please give generously to this year’s Appeal. Catholic Foundation of Southern Minnesota

Weekends 3-4 (March 2/3 and March 9/10)


Text Only: Heavenly Father, may we grow closer to Christ through our support of the 2019 Catholic Ministries Appeal. We thank you, Lord, for your many blessings you have bestowed upon us. We cherish the gifts of time, talent and treasure that each member of our universal Church family makes to build up Christ’s Church in love. We ask you, Lord, to send us forth in this spirit of love to serve our communities and our world with open hearts. Amen. Catholic Foundation of Southern Minnesota

Weekends 5-6 (March 16/17 and March 23/24)


Text Only: Your generosity to the Catholic Ministries Appeal from year to year is so greatly appreciated! You are making a difference in our Catholic community through faith-enriching ministries that take place throughout each year. Your gift makes a direct impact in supporting these ministries that are leading people closer to Christ. Thank you for your generosity.

Weekends 7-8 (March 30/31 and April 6/7)


Text Only: Through your support, the Catholic Ministries Appeal funds diocesan-led ministries throughout the 20 counties of southern Minnesota. Thank you for providing opportunities to thousands of people to draw closer to Christ because of your generosity. If you haven't already contributed, please return your CMA pledge card or give online at

Weekends 9-10 (April 13/14 and April 20/21)


Text Only: The Catholic Ministries Appeal offers a unique opportunity for you to give back to the God of Love, from whom all things are given. Grow closer to Christ by doing your part to build up His Church in love. For 26 years, the Appeal has funded ministries to invite more than 147,000 individuals each year to encounter Christ and embrace His Church. Catholic Foundation of Southern Minnesota

Weekends 11-12 (April 27/28 and May 4/5)


Text Only: The Catholic Ministries Appeal thanks you for your generosity!
Our Parish Goal is $_________ We have received $ ________ from ______ parishioners. Catholic Foundation of Southern Minnesota. To date, ____ % of our parishioners have contributed. If you haven’t already contributed, please return your CMA pledge card today, or give online at Catholic Foundation of Southern Minnesota