If Jesus Christ were on earth today, how would he spread his message of salvation? Would he use television, radio, newspapers, text messages, billboards, DVDs, or the Internet? The Catholic Communication Campaign believes Jesus would use as many means as possible, and that is why it supports projects that use the entire array of media tools available today to evangelize and promote Gospel values.
A special collection to support the CCC will be conducted in all parishes of the Diocese of Rochester at Masses June 7 and 8.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops established the CCC collection in 1979 to respond to the national and local communications needs of the church. The collection is unique in that proceeds are split equally between each participating diocese and the national office. Dioceses use their 50-percent share of the collection to support local communications efforts. CCC funds support the development and production of a wide range of media initiatives that are carried out by USCCB staff and grantee organizations. A portion of the CCC’s national funds also are set aside for grants to aid Catholic-communication efforts in developing nations.
Locally, funds are used to aid the work of the Stewardship and Communications office, such as The Joy of Stewardship initiative developed cost free to parishes and a special DVD retreat conducted by Bishop Matthew H. Clark for the Spirit Alive! renewal.