Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church

32500 Palmer Rd. 
Westland, MI 48186
CSA 2020-21
    Due to COVID-19, the Archdiocese of Detroit has decided to handle the CSA program from its downtown offices.  That means they will be sending out the donor cards from downtown, and all parishioners who are participating will be mailing their donations directly downtown--not through the parish office.
    The Archdiocese is also offering a phone line to call in your donations directly: (888) 331-8695.
    During this CSA drive, you will be sent 3 different letters at separate times; you can donate once if you are giving a lump sum, or you can break up your donation into 3 separate payments.  All payments are to be made out to the Archdiocese of Detroit and sent directly downtown, not to the parish office.  When mailing your payments, make sure to include the donor card they will be sending you.  The Archdiocese will send you a tax receipt for your donations as usual. 
    This campaign will officially start in August.  You can always donate sooner if you are going to call in your donation.  Keep an eye out for more information in our bulletin or here on our website.

It’s that time of year again…CSA.

Now, before you ask yourself, “How could she possibly ask us to give more money to the church given our current situation?” I ask you to take the following into consideration.

When you don’t pay your electrical bill, what happens? The power goes out.

When you don’t pay your water bill, what happens? The water gets shut off.
When you don’t pay your car payment, what happens? They repossess your car.

What happens when you don’t pay for your church? They take it away.

We are in a situation that seems impossible to get out of. However, we have to look on the bright side. Think of all the people we help. Think of all the lives we’ve touched. They can’t take that away from us.

Everything today has some sort of interest tacked onto it. You don’t pay your credit card in full…oop, interest. Took out a loan to better your lives, well why don’t we add interest onto that too. It’s a fact of life, and we have to keep living despite the obstacles.

It’s the same for our loan that we took out to build this amazing church. Yes, the interest continues to grow and the finance council is preparing a plan to send downtown. But this is not the Council’s job to fix our problem. It is OUR job as a church and a community to fix our problem. This means doing whatever is asked of us…like the yearly CSA contributions.

The only thing I ask of you is that you take your card and fill in whatever amount you feel is doable. Show the Archdiocese that we are still a viable parish.

Thank you.

Kathy Hansen

Parish Council, Evangelization Chairperson