2020 Catholic Faith Appeal
Every year, the Diocese of Venice places a goal for each parish to provide a certain amount towards an overall needs of the Diocese. For 2020, our Parish responsibility is $158,000. Our hope is to fulfill our obligation early and ensure our support for these essential programs for the Southwest Florida community. We ask if you have any additional resources you wish to support Catholic organizations with, that you donate to the Catholic Faith Appeal. We will be having a special CFA Weekend on March 7 & 8 to assist us with our goal. Your support, which is fully tax deductible, will provide assistance to thousands in our area. You can make a donation via Saint Isabel Catholic Church by calling the office, giving to the Diocese directly, or on the website: http://www.saintisabel.org/give
The theme of the 2020 Catholic Faith Appeal is “The generous will be blessed, for they share... with the poor." ~Proverbs 22:9. This theme incorporates a strong message of stewardship – the idea that all we have is a gift from God and it is our duty to share these gifts with a sense of thankfulness and to fulfill the mission of the Church. The Catholic Faith Appeal provides the necessary funding for the many ministries and programs that assist the sick, the poor and the marginalized. In addition, the Appeal provides the necessary resources for faith formation through our Catholic schools, evangelization efforts and religious education. Supporting the Appeal is a concrete way to embrace Jesus’ mission: love our neighbor and serve with a grateful heart. The lives of thousands of people are profoundly impacted each year by the opportunities afforded to them through this effort.