The 2021/22 Catholic Ministries Appeal theme “Forward In Faith” is focusing on charitable giving, stewardship of the church and its resources, investing in our youth and future faith leaders, and opportunities to be merciful to those in need in our communities.
In the last campaign, Immaculate Conception achieved 81% of its goal. There are numerous ways to contribute including one-time gifts, on-line giving, pledges, a payments schedule, and/or distributions from investments or required minimum distributions of retirement savings.
The Diocese of Rochester Catholic Ministries Appeal directly supports education for seminarians, those discerning and studying to become deacons, and those participation in pastoral leadership development programs. This support is important for the future of the church ensuring there are sufficient servants in ministry to care for our needs.
Immaculate Conception currently has two men who are following the call to be deacons. Frederick “Rick” Burgess and Matthew Hall. Please pray for their success.
Please continue to pray for the campaign and that our parish reaches its goal. What a Christmas it will be if we can manage to meet that goal by the end of this calendar year and well ahead of the deadline of May 2021.
Let us pray: O God, our loving Creator and giver of all good gifts, bless our parish, strengthen our faith and grant us the spirit of Christian Stewardship so that we may give generously of our time, talent & treasure to the building of your Kingdom here in our parish and throughout the world. Amen.
Thank you for participating!
We are grateful for the response from our parish so far and Fr. Chumo again expresses many thanks to all parishioners who have made a contribution!