The 2015-2016 Catholic Ministry Appeal is underway! When you contribute to the Catholic Ministry Appeal, your generosity works in so many different ways! It supports people in need, helps nurture our youth, assists in communicating the good news throughout the diocese, and provides much-needed support for our parishes. It fosters the Gospel message of stewardship – a message that reminds us that all we are and all we have are gifts from God. Locally the CMA has helped to support Catholic Charities who has established an office in Nichols to help families in Tioga County who are struggling to make ends meet. The CMA also supports our youth by sponsoring retreats and leadership conferences for are youth as well as organizing the large delegation of youth from our diocese who attends the bi-annual National Catholic Youth Conference.
Listed below is the 2015/16 CMA Update as of November 3
Parish Donors 74
$ Pledged: $18,299.00
% of goal: 61.55%
Parish Goal: 29,732
See most recent update here
I thank those who have already responded to the Catholic Ministry Appeal with your generous support. If you have not yet given your support to the CMA, please do so today. Your gift helps to continue to spread the good news of Jesus our Lord from one generation to the next.
God bless you, Father Bill
O God, our loving Creator and giver of all good gifts, bless our parishes, strengthen our faith and grant us the spirit of Christian Stewardship so that we may give generously of our time, talent and treasure to the building of Your Kingdom here in our church and throughout the world We pray for your help in achieving success in this campaign, so that we can help others throughout the diocese. This we ask through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, now and forever. Amen.