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Yearly appeal expected to raise around $5 million for local ministries

Jennifer Schack
Director of Media Relations
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
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Release Date: Jan. 17, 2020

Yearly appeal expected to raise around $5 million for local ministries

Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will kick off the annual Catholic Ministries
Appeal (CMA) in parishes the weekend of Jan. 18-19. This year’s theme is “Together for the Faith of the
Gospel” (Phil.1:27). The CMA is a chance to support six local ministries that teach, feed and heal in the
Archdiocese of Cincinnati. It is one example of the generous ways that local Catholics give back to the

The collection goal for 2020 is $5 million, the same as last year. Every parish in the Archdiocese
participates in this yearly appeal. All donations to the CMA remain within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati
helping local ministries.

The six ministries that will receive funds from the CMA are St. Rita School for the Deaf; Seminary and
Vocations; Office for New Evangelization; Retired Archdiocesan Priests; Hospital, Campus and Prison
Ministries; and Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio and Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley.
“We are so grateful to the many donors to the Catholic Ministries Appeal who are supporting the work
and mission of the ministries that teach, feed, and heal right here in our communities. Without this
support thousands would be without food, shelter, education, and the Sacraments. As we look to this
year’s campaign, we hope many more will join us to stand “Together for the Faith of the Gospel” (Phil.
1:27).” – Matt Reinkemeyer, Director of Development Operations.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the 44th largest Catholic diocese in the country, with more
than 450,000 Catholics, and has the fifth largest Catholic school system in terms of enrollment with more
than 40,000 students. The 19-county territory includes 211 parishes and 111 Catholic primary and
secondary schools.