2016 Catholic Parishes Charities Appeal
Pope Francis declared 2016 as the Jubilee Year of Mercy. One of his messages was… “Let the Church always be a place of mercy and hope, where everyone is welcomed, loved, and forgiven.” St. Vincent Catholic Charities serves as the charitable arm of the Catholic Church in the Greater Lansing community, and annually executes the yearly Catholic Parishes Charities Appeal.
As a part of the Diocese of Lansing, a large amount of support comes from the local parishes. During the Jubilee Year, Lansing parishes answered the call of mercy in many ways. One such example was the outpouring of participation in the Catholic Charities appeal, where STVCC exceeded their goal of $59,000.
In total, almost $76,000 was raised! A most sincere thanks goes to all the parishioners that contributed to St. Vincent Catholic Charities and Cristo Rey Community Center in 2016. Their support allowed STVCC to exceed its financial goals. The contributions provide help and create hope for clients of the agency’s six programs. Without their faithful partnerships and belief in STVCC’s message of hope, much of what the agency does would not be possible.