The purpose of the Diocesan Support Appeal (DSA) is to help provide the annual funding necessary to carry out the mission of our diocese – namely to fulfill our call to grow ever more perfectly into a community of praise, worship and witness, and to become a leaven of service and sign of peace through love in the Piedmont and Western North Carolina. The DSA provides funding for the ministerial arm of the diocese.
The DSA provides support for more than 20 services that Catholic Charities of Charlotte offers throughout the diocese. The appeal also provides funding for the Housing Ministry, education ministries (providing over 30 different services), multicultural ministries, Eucharistic Congress, and vocations. Some of these ministries provide services beyond the scope of individual parishes and some exist for the sole purpose of assisting parishes in their own mission to teach, evangelize and serve.
To help support these ministries, each parish or mission has been assessed a specific amount. Those that surpass their assessed targets receive rebates of 100 percent of the amount received over their target. If a parish falls short of the target, then they must pay the shortfall from the parish operating budget.
Click here to donate. Please be sure to indicate St. Matthew Catholic Church as your parish.