Catholic Arkansas Sharing Appeal 2023

Meeting the Needs of God’s People


Catholic Arkansas Sharing Appeal 2023

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Click on the button above to donate online to the Catholic Arkansas Sharing Appeal, which supports religious vocations, Catholic schools and charities, faith formation, Hispanic ministry, diaconate formation, family life, our tribunal, pro-life activities and much more. To learn more, go to "What is CASA?"

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor kicks off the annual Catholic Arkansas Sharing Appeal (CASA) Feb. 4-5 in parishes across the Diocese of Little Rock with a recorded homily to be played during all Masses (in video or audio format). Pledge envelopes are also handed out asking parishioners to meet this year's $2 million goal. This year's theme is "Meeting the Needs of God’s People." In his homily, the bishop pointed out that some of the needs that have surfaced through the Synod On Synodality and National Eucharistic Revival cannot be addressed on the parish level, making donations to CASA vital in responding to these needs on the diocesan level. (Leer en español)

"One of the areas funded by CASA that was most frequently mentioned in our synodal consultations was that of youth and young adult faith formation, for which we already have a very active diocesan level ministry, both in English and in Spanish," he said. "Another area was that of our tribunal, which works hard to help people who are seeking to have their marriages regularized in the Church. ... The tribunal charges no fees; the process is difficult as it is." See a list of CASA-supported ministries in Arkansas Catholic.

"Thank you so much for your generosity in the past. I know these have been a very trying last few years, and thank you in advance for your generous response to this appeal," he added. (Read, watch or listen to his homily.)

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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. See What Your Donation Can Do or find a list of ministries supported through CASA by reading Arkansas Catholic.

At the start of the CASA campaign, 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 or credit card. To learn how to give to CASA, see Options for Giving. If you wish to donate online now, go to Online Giving.

What Your Donation Can Do

CASA supports religious vocations, Catholic schools and charities, faith formation, Hispanic ministry, diaconate formation, pro-life activities and much more. See the list below to find specific examples of how your contribution can help people in our diocese.

  • $20 — Provides a religious education book for one person.
  • $50 — Provides a partial scholarship for a student to attend a campus ministry retreat.
  • $145 — Provides a scholarship for one youth to attend a Search weekend.
  • $175 — Provides utility bill assistance through our family assistance program.
  • $250 — Provides insulin for a patient at Catholic Charities Medical Clinic.
  • $500 — Helps the immigration office assist a victim of domestic violence become a lawful permanent resident.
  • $900 — Provides a digital platform of faith formation for a parish for six months.
  • $1,000 — Allows three people to attend a post-abortion healing retreat, Bible study or participate in a weekly support group.
  • $1,500 — Provides Bibles and rosaries for people incarcerated in the criminal justice system for six months.
  • $2,000 — Helps the refugee resettlement office resettle families in Arkansas.
  • $4,500 — Provides a scholarship for one student to receive a Catholic education for a year in a parish school.
  • $36,000 — Covers the expenses of educating one seminarian for one year.

Donate Online

Click on the button above to donate online to CASA. For more information, see Options for Giving, CASA Parish Materials, Bishop Taylor's homily or Contact Us.