The Diocese is about to launch the 2020-2021 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA). The purpose and necessity for the CMA is unchanged after nearly 40 years. We are responsible for continuing the Church’s mission through good times and bad-through prosperous times and lean times, and yes even through reorganization. People are still poor, hungry, in need of pastoral care, education and employment. The faithful are in need of ministry and a vibrant parish life. Our youth and young adults are yearning to learn and grow in their relationship with Christ.

The Church and our Diocese are in need of trained and educated seminarians, deacons, and pastoral leaders to lead our Church into the future. We cannot close our eyes to these needs even in these difficult times. Starting next weekend, we will have more information to share with you about this year’s appeal.