All funds raised in the CMA are used for programs, services and ministries. No CMA contributions are used for the settlement of legal cases.
The purpose and necessity for the CMA is unchanged after
nearly 40 years. As Catholic Christians we are responsible
for continuing the Church’s mission through good times
and badthrough prosperous times and lean times.
For those who have already made a pledge/donation, we are very grateful!
Please fill out your envelope, be sure to make your check
payable to: CMA and put 008 Holy Cross in the check
memo and on the envelope. Return it by November 26,
May God reward you for your kindness and generosity and
let each of us pray for the success of our efforts.
You might be wondering; how does the CMA help with the Faith Formation of our parish children and their families?
Your contribution to the CMA, helps our children grow in Faith by supporting Holy Cross School, Religious Education, Home Study, Sunday School, and preparation for the reception of Sacraments.
Some of the programs and services that the CMA helps to support that we see right here at Holy Cross include:
When we give to the CMA, we strengthen our own Holy Cross Church and we also provide assistance to those who need it most!
Making a pledge or gift to the CMA is easy.
Simply return your gift or pledge in the envelop provided by the Diocese. Remember to use our parish code on your check #008.
Or you can drop your pledge off at church or in the parish office mail slot.
Let us be inspired to give generously to the CMA so that we can share our personal blessings with Holy Cross Church and our brothers and sisters in Christ. Just as Jesus showed us how to be a light to those in need; we can, through the CMA, show our joy and gratitude for the gifts we have received by being generous to others!
Thank you, Mary Toot
It’s time again for the annual Catholic Ministries Appeal, a diocesan wide appeal in support of diocesan programs. Each parish has an assessed amount. The assessed amount this year is the same as last year $106,530.00. The goal is based on offertory collections from previous years. This will be a difficult year because of the ongoing pandemic and if the goal is not reached it will come out of parish funds so I encourage people to give what you can.
Why should we give to the appeal? The appeal supports a wide variety of ministries and programs in the diocese of Rochester including Catholic Charities, so needed in these days, St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry, of which I am a product as your Deacon, hospital chaplaincies, faith formation programs as well as administrative programs at the pastoral center. As always we are challenged to see ourselves as members of the one, diocesanwide church and share responsibility for the programs of the diocese. I encourage you again to prayerfully consider your gift to the CMA.
If you have any questions about the CMA just ask me. Let me finish with this for your consideration. We are one human family. We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, wherever they may be. Pope Francis insists, “We are all really responsible for all.” Loving our neighbor has global dimensions in a shrinking world. At the core of the virtue of solidarity is the pursuit of justice and peace. With a gift to the Catholic Ministries Appeal you can show your love for all our sisters and brothers and help further justice and peace. Please remember my deep love and respect for all of you. Have a wonderful week!
May we continue to give thanks for all that God has given us, even in troubled times.