CMA campaign tops $6 million for first time - Catholic Courier

CMA campaign tops $6 million for first time

Diocese of Rochester officials announced June 10 that the Catholic Ministries Appeal has surpassed the $6 million mark for the first time in its 35-year history.

The 2015-16 campaign, which ended May 31, has brought in commitments totaling $6.035 million from nearly 28,000 households, according to David Kelly, campaign manager. This marks a notable rise from last year’s record total of $5.67 million.

Also for the first time, the average gift has exceeded $200.

"We are blessed in the Diocese of Rochester with many families that care deeply for the church’s mission and charitable works," Bishop Salvatore R. Matano said in a statement. "I am most grateful that they have chosen to help sustain our ministries and programs."

CMA proceeds support more than half of the diocesan budget by funding numerous initiatives throughout the 12-county diocese. For more information about the campaign, visit


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