CSA 2.0

CSA Update

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The CSA Leadership Team at St. Isidore elected to not participate in the AOD’s revamped CSA program due to our concern that this would cause confusion for our church members. Unfortunately, even after our early opt out, letter and pledge cards were sent directly from the AOD to parish members, causing the very type of confusion we were trying to avoid. Please know that you are welcome to send your gift directly to the AOD as their letter states. If you prefer, you are 100% able to offer your support at the parish level by offering a pledge, sending cash/check or by digitally supporting the campaign through Pushpay, our online giving platform. We remain steadfast in our belief that the best way to maximize the benefit of your financial support to St. Isidore is by supporting the CSA. If you’d like to discuss CSA please call Chris Kozlowski, St. Isidore Business Manager, at 586-745-9514.

The annual Catholic Services Appeal is upon us.  We are hoping to build on the success of both the 2018 and 2019 campaigns.  Over the last two years, because of your incredible support, we were able to realize great success. There are many long term benefits that will occur if we continue to exceed our CSA goal. Thanks to your generosity and smart giving choices, we were able to surpass our CSA goal for the second straight year. We hope to continue our success in 2020, but we need your help. We know that COVID has disrupted the lives of many of our parish members and we thank you in advance for your consideration during these extraordinary times.

Watch this video to learn more!

CSA Gifts

Did you know that giving to the CSA is the BEST way to support St. Isidore Church? Wondering how that is? Check out these charts to see how much of every dollar stays here based on where you send your support.


78%
Offertory Gift

When you give to the offertory only 78.5% of every dollar stays in the parish.


85%
Christmas Gift

When you give to the Christmas collection, only 85.5% of every dollar stays in the parish.


100%
CSA Gift

When you give to the CSA, 100% of every dollar stays in the parish.

Shifting your gift

As you can see, shifting your gift from Offertory to CSA can have a greatest benefit to the St. Isidore community.

It can also have a positive impact by lowering our CSA goal for future years.

Here's how that could work:

Based on our current offertory collection

2020
$199,104
Projected goal for 2020 based on current trend.
2021
$198,996
Projected goal for 2021 based on current trend.
2022
$196,330
Projected goal for 2022 based on current trend.

If everyone shifted 10% of their gift from Offertory to CSA

2020
$199,104
Projected goal for 2020 based on 10% shift from Offertory to CSA.
2021
$192,423
Projected goal for 2021 based on 10% shift from Offertory to CSA.
2022
$183,183
Projected goal for 2022 based on 10% shift from Offertory to CSA.

A 10% shift would save the parish ~$20,000 over the next three years!

Giving made easy!

Why worry about writing a check when you can easily and securely support St. Isidore Church. Here are three simple ways to support St. Isidore Church.

Text to Donate

We did most of the heavy lifting for you to provide you with a simple, friendly experience. Text to Give is super fast, easy, and secure using our giving system.

Just text stisidore to 77977

Once you use Pushpay, your account will be linked and you can easily give right on your phone!

Give Now

Giving online is easier, faster and more secure than ever. Many of us don’t carry cash or a checkbook anymore, but we do carry our smartphones. Now you can give online in just seconds. The first time you give you can set up your secure account and from then on you’ll be all set.

Automated

An auto draft from your checking account, savings account, debit or credit card means you never have to worry about remembering to write your tithe and offering check, even if you are out of town.

Why We Give

God influences the world through His people. Every dollar you give to St. Isidore Church makes an impact in this community and across the earth for the glory of Jesus Christ; the Gospel is preached, lives are changed, the hungry are fed, and you, in turn, are blessed by God so that you can continue to be a blessing for God.

Giving is an expression of our love for God. He desires for us to put Him first in every area of our lives including our finances. Over and over, scripture instructs us to give back a portion of what God has so generously blessed us with and entrusted to us.

continue to be a blessing for God.Since you excel in so many ways—in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, and your love from us—I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving.
2 Corinthians 8:7 >
You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.
2 CORINTHIANS 9:7-8 >