The Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) is the annual fundraising appeal inviting Catholics in the Diocese of Rochester to join in partnership to advance the mission of our Church. Through your participation in the CMA, you are helping to maintain the vitality of parish and diocesan ministries, services, and programs. The CMA funds more than half of the Diocese’s operating budget, and more than half of every dollar donated supports your parish directly or indirectly.
When you give to the CMA…
• You Serve people in need through Catholic Charities
• You Provide diocesan-wide services to our Parishes and Institutions
• You Educate our young in the Catholic Faith through Faith Formation programs, youth and young adult ministries and Catholic Schools
• You Support Seminarians, Deacons & Pastoral Leaders
• You Fund the Ministries of our Pope & Bishop
• You Fund Operations & Support Services of the Diocese, which in turn, Strengthen our Parishes and the diocesan Church