Thank you so much for your interest in contributing to the Catholic Diocese of Belleville, its agencies and programs. It is only through the generous support of people like you that we are able to bring our programs and services to individuals and families throughout the 28 southernmost counties of Illinois which comprise our diocese.
We hope the following information is helpful to you in discerning how you wish your gift to be utilized. We assure you that your contribution will be used only for the ministry, program or service you have selected and pledge our commitment to you to be good stewards of the funds you have entrusted to us.
Should you have questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to call Judy Phillips at 618-722-5007 or Nancy Wade at 618-722-5009 in our Development Office.
Thank you for your generosity; may God bless you always!
The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal (CSMA) is an annual, diocesan-wide collection that helps fund 14 ministries and offices that provide social, parish and education services in the Catholic Diocese of Belleville:
Our Belleville Diocese is currently blessed with eight (8) seminarians. Meeting the needs of their formation -- tuition, books, room and board and other expenses -- is approximately $47,000 per year for each seminarian. Your contribution to seminarian education is truly an investment in our faith and the life of the Church here in southern Illinois.
Our Belleville Diocese currently has 61 diocesan priests of retirement age – 38 who are currently retired and 23 who remain in active ministry; in five years that number will increase to 67. Your gift to our Retired Diocesan Priests will help meet escalating health care costs and be used only for their long-term nursing care, Medicare supplemental insurance and prescription medications. Show your appreciation to the priests who have walked with you on your life’s journey; please click here to donate now.
Through a myriad of programs and ministries that provide pastoral, social and education services, each day the Catholic Diocese of Belleville serves the people of southern Illinois regardless of race, religion or ethnicity. The mission of this local Church continues only through the dedication, hard work and generosity of thousands of people each year. To advance this mission and help the diocese meet its most pressing needs, please click here to make your donation today!