Office of Respect Life Ministry

Lenten Almsgiving - On a Mission for Others: 


During Lent we reconnect with our hunger, with our dependence, with our need for one another and Jesus.  The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal (CSMA) helps to connect us with others that need our help to overcome hunger, division, and injustice.  This Lenten season commit to learn, pray, act, and walk with your neighbors in Christ by connecting with CSMA.  When you choose to donate to CSMA you support programs like the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Catholic Urban Programs, Daystar Community Program and the Newman Catholic Student Center.  Please give generously!

To learn more about CSMA and how your donations are put to work in the Diocese of Belleville, click here


Father and maker of all,

you adorn all creation

with splendor and beauty,

and fashion human lives

in your image and likeness.

Awaken in every heart

reverence for the work of your hands,

and renew among your people

a readiness to nurture and sustain

your precious gift of life.
Grant this through our Lord

Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in

the unity of the Holy Spirit,

God forever and ever.


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Padre y hacedor de todo,

adornas la creación entera

con esplendor y belleza,

y moldeas las vidas humanas

a tu imagen y semejanza.

Despierta en cada corazón

reverencia por la obra de tus manos,

y renueva entre tu pueblo

la voluntad de alimentar y sostener

tu precioso don de la vida.
Concédenos esto mediante

Jesucristo Nuestro Señor, tu Hijo,

que vive y reina contigo en la unidad del Espíritu Santo,

un solo Dios, por los siglos de los siglos.



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