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Catholic Arkansas Sharing Appeal (CASA) began in 1990 to provide critical funding for the pastoral, educational and social needs of the Diocese of Little Rock. Through the generosity of Catholics our diocese, we have been able to help the poor, developing parishes and our Catholic schools to continue their ministries in promoting the teachings of Jesus. Donations have also helped to educate deacons, lay ministers and seminarians as well as make all ministries of the diocese a success. To learn how to give to CASA, see Options for Giving.

Be the salt and light: Support CASA 2017

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"Jesus said to his disciples: 'You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.'" (Matt 5:13-16)


Through the Catholic Arkansas Sharing Appeal, we have the opportunity to be the "salt and light" to each other by supporting the ministries that help those in need, evangelize, educate and care for the flock across the Diocese of Little Rock. The 2017 appeal began Feb. 4-5 in parishes across Arkansas. A recorded homily from Bishop Anthony B. Taylor was played at all Masses and pledge envelopes were handed out asking parishioners to meet this year's $2 million goal. "Today I invite you to be salt and light, to do your share in the building of the kingdom of God," the bishop said in his homily. Read or listen to it in English or Spanish.

For a complete list of ministries supported by CASA read Arkansas Catholic.

"CASA assists with those things that go beyond the capacity of our individual parishes: vocations, Catholic Charities, our faith formation programs, Catholic schools, Hispanic ministry, our deacon formation program, our tribunal and many others," the bishop explained. 

In the past eight years, CASA has provided new offices for Catholic Charities of Arkansas, a House of Formation for diocesan seminarians and a remodeled building on the grounds of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church to serve as an annex to the House of Formation, where several priests now live, including the bishop. Next up is the remodeling of Fletcher Hall on the campus of St. John Catholic Center in Little Rock. This project is expected to cost $2.5 million and be funded through CASA, Bishop Taylor said.

"In our diocese we ask that you give 1 percent of your gross income to CASA. For instance, if you earn $50,000 per year, pledge to give $50 per month for the next 10 months and that is 1 percent."

"This building is used to provide a place for us to have retreats for young and old," he said. "Many of our young people have been able to encounter the living Christ for the first time in their lives there through programs like Search. Any of you who have used this retreat center know how badly this 50-year-old building is in need of a drastic overhaul."

Parishioners are asked to turn in their pledge/gift envelopes indicating their total gift and the method through which they will give it. They may choose from a one-time gift or pledge to be paid in monthly installments until the total gift is received. Donors may pay by check, credit card or bank draft. If you wish to donate online, go to Online Giving. To learn more, see Options for Giving.

"This is one way in which you can be the salt of the earth and the light of the world in Arkansas today. Please join me in making not only CASA but indeed this entire year a shared blessing for everyone," Bishop Taylor said.

Online Giving

Contact Us

En Español

Bishop Taylor Homily

What Your Donation Can Do

What is CASA?

Catholic Arkansas Sharing Appeal (CASA) began in 1990 to provide critical funding for the pastoral, educational and social needs of the Diocese of Little Rock. Through the generosity of Catholics our diocese, we have been able to help the poor, developing parishes and our Catholic schools to continue their ministries in promoting the teachings of Jesus. Donations have also helped to educate deacons, lay ministers and seminarians as well as make all ministries of the diocese a success. To learn how to give to CASA, see Options for Giving.