With commitments running $300,000 above last year at this time, the 2015-16 Catholic Ministries Appeal is on a record-breaking pace.
As of Jan. 26, the CMA had amassed $5.609 million — just over 90 percent of its $6.175 million goal. With three months still to go, the campaign has nearly equalled the 2014-15 record-high total of $5.67 million.
"I’m thrilled with the success so far," remarked David Kelly, campaign coordinator, who credited "the generosity of parishioners across the diocese and the efforts of our pastoral leaders and volunteers."
Kelly noted that there’s still time to donate to the 2015-16 appeal, which ends May 31. "We are working hard to increase our participation rate," he said. "If you have not yet made a gift, please consider donating to this worthwhile initiative."
CMA contributions help fund numerous programs, services and ministries, supporting more than half of the diocesan budget. The 2015-16 campaign theme is "We Are All One Body." An informational video is available at www.dor.org/index.cfm/stewardship/annual-appeal/. Secure online pledges may be made at www.dor.org/index.cfm/stewardship/give-online/. Donations are tax deductible. For further details, contact Dave Kelly at 585-328-3210, ext. 1326, or firstname.lastname@example.org.