This weekend, the 2019 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) kicks off throughout the Archdiocese. The CMA is our opportunity each year to support the work of six vital ministries and their many programs, all of which operate right here in our Archdiocese. Families will be receiving a CMA mailing in the coming weeks. Please prayerfully complete your pledge card and return it in the envelope provided or bring your completed pledge card to Mass.
Archbishop Schnurr recognizes the importance of giving at this time in our church's history: "I realize that some may find it difficult to support the Catholic Ministries Appeal in light of the abuse crisis that surfaced again in the past months. First and foremost, the abuse of young people is morally reprehensible and cannot be tolerated anywhere by anyone. From the depths of my heart, I am sorry for the terrible pain and suffering experienced by victims of abuse. No mere words can diminish the damage done; concrete actions must be taken to rebuild trust." Please be as generous as you believe you are able.