CCHD forum to be held Sept. 6 at St. Mary Church - Catholic Courier

CCHD forum to be held Sept. 6 at St. Mary Church

An information forum on the Catholic Campaign for Human Development will take place Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. at the Dugan Center of St. Mary Church in downtown Rochester.

This gathering will give people the opportunity to learn more about how CCHD is making a difference in our community. Two weekends later, on Sept. 20-21, diocesan parishes will take up collections supporting CCHD activities.

CCHD is the United States bishops’ program that addresses root causes of poverty and powerlessness and helps break those cycles. Last year three groups in the Rochester Diocese received national grants totaling $90,000: Interfaith Action, a Rochester activist organization that strives to reduce crime and strengthen city neighborhoods; the 2,500-member Progressive Neighborhood Federal Credit Union, which serves low-income Rochester city residents; and the Tompkins County Workers’ Center, which empowers employees of Ithaca-area hotel and restaurant industries to speak out for better working conditions and wages. Another $17,979 was distributed in this diocese through CCHD regional and local grants.

“I think that CCHD is one of the best things the Catholic Church does,” remarked Marvin L. Mich, Catholic Family Center’s director of social policy and research, who serves as diocesan CCHD director.

Learn more about CCHD by visiting www.usccb.org/cchd. Or, contact Mich at 585-262-7021 or mmich@cfcrochester.org.

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