Click on the link below to read Bishop Matano’s letter of gratitude!
Progress as of: March 11, 2022
% Pledged: 106.67%
$ Pledged: $16,540.00
Paid to Date: $16,259.28
This week I would like to draw your attention to the Catholic Ministries Appeal which began in October 2021. Bishop Matano wrote a letter to everyone in the Diocese inviting us to support this important Diocesan Appeal. Our combined goal for St Joseph the Worker Parish is $27,000.00 but we are only 60.76% toward our goal. 127 donors.
And Catholic Community of Blessed Trinity is $15,506.00, 66 donors making up 105.96% to goal, Congratulations! I would like to encourage those who have not made a contribution to do so as soon as you are able. This goal must be made, and I believe that if each member of our faith community makes a contribution, we would go over our goal.
Let me explain how important the Diocesan Ministries Appeal is to the efficient and good running of our parish communities. We need the help and support of all the offices in the Pastoral Center. Here are just a few of the ways we receive help and support:
• Rolled out several new cybersecurity software platforms, including Crowdstrike®, to protect parishes, schools, and Catholic Charities agencies against data breaches
• Installed hundreds of cameras and the necessary wiring across parishes and schools to support virtual ministry
• Extended networks to Church buildings to allow for live streaming of Masses
• Implemented new hardware and software to allow for increased flexibility and disaster recovery for parishes
• Supported schools in the deployment of technology purchases
Seminarian, Deacon & Pastoral Leader Education, Ministry and Support
• Educated 7 seminarians
• Educated 10 men in the Diaconate program at St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry
Evangelization & Catechesis
• 18 Confirmation celebrations in April 2021 and 17 celebrations in August 2020.
• Diocesan-wide summer family faith journey that connected families in at home faith experiences
• National speakers who provided information and advice on COVID 19 quarantine and mental wellbeing, especially among teens
• Weekly video conferencing with catechetical leaders throughout the fiscal year
• Development and publication of The Family Zone newsletter
• Theology on Tapas (Young Adult Virtual Cooking Series)
• 3 Hands of Christ Award ceremonies
• Catholic Scouting Recognition Ceremony
• “Called & Gifted” program of the Catherine of Siena Institute
• Discounted online Pre-Cana course during pandemic shutdown
• Updated resources and materials for RCIA training
• Virtual workshops and trainings for catechetical leaders
I thank each of you who have contributed to the CMA on behalf of our parish churches. If you would like to help our parish churches reach their CMA goals. There are several ways to give. You can give online through the diocesan website www.dor.org/cma. You can mail a check made payable to the “Catholic Ministries Appeal” to Catholic Ministries Appeal, Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester P.O. Box 6841, ITHACA, NY 14851-6841; To make your gift by Text. Text “CMA” to (585) 257-2929 or (833) 641-0518 Please be sure to include your name, address, and the church name & # St Joseph the Worker #364; / Catholic Community of the Blessed Trinityt #345. /
No matter the size of your gift, your help in reaching our parish CMA goals or covering the shortfall is very much appreciated and needed at this time. Thank you.
Praised Be Lord Jesus Christ!!!