ROCHESTER, N.Y., January 10, 2014 — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester announced today that commitments to the diocesan annual appeal have exceeded $5 million for the seventh straight year. Nearly 28,000 Roman Catholic households have committed $5.15 million to this year’s Catholic Ministries Appeal.
The appeal also is pacing ahead of last year’s campaign, which set a new record by raising $5.4 million.
Contributions to the Catholic Ministries Appeal provide support to parishes throughout the 12-county Diocese of Rochester and fund programs that affect every facet of Catholic life, including ministries for youth and young adults, families, faith education, the poor, the elderly, people in prison, and those who are hospitalized, among many others.
An informational video about the Catholic Ministries Appeal can be viewed at https://www.dor.org/index.cfm/stewardship/annual-appeal/
The goal of this year’s campaign is $5.875 million. The campaign runs through May 2014.
Those wishing to contribute can click HERE for secure online giving or call the diocesan Office of Stewardship & Communications at 585-328-3228, ext. 1297.