The Diocese of Rochester announced today that commitments to the Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) exceeded $6 million for the first time in the 35-year history of the campaign.
Nearly 28,000 Roman Catholic households committed $6.035 million to this year’s CMA. The average household gift also surpassed $200 for the first time.
“We are blessed in the Diocese of Rochester with many families that care deeply for the Church’s mission and charitable works,” said Bishop of Rochester Salvatore R. Matano. “ I am most grateful that they have chosen to help sustain our ministries and programs.”
Contributions to the appeal enable the diocese to provide critical support to parishes, including training and support for catechetical leaders, youth ministry opportunities, formation of seminarians, migrant ministry, Catholic schools, and religious education programs. In addition, the appeal benefits Catholic Charities, which provides outreach to the poor and others in need through regional offices located throughout the diocese.