The purpose of the Diocesan Support Appeal (DSA) is to help provide the annual funding necessary to carry out the mission of our diocese – namely to fulfill our call to “grow ever more perfectly into a community of praise, worship and witness, and to become a leaven of service and sign of peace through love in the Piedmont and Western North Carolina.” The DSA provides funding for the ministerial arm of the diocese. The goal for our parish for this year is $17,971.00; to date we have been credited with $3,130.00 paid plus $160.00 pledged. Special envelopes are at the Church entrances. You may also donate or pledge online at the Diocese of Charlotte web site. Be sure to indicate “St. Mary Mother of God, Sylva” in the PARISH information box (as there is more than one St. Mary’s in the diocese).