August 31, 2007

Campaign is moving closer to its goal

By Sean Gallagher

When the Legacy for Our Mission: For Our Children and the Future campaign was launched in 2004, it was hoped that it would encourage more Catholics across the archdiocese to volunteer their time and talent for the mission of their parishes and of the archdiocese as a whole.

The campaign has a monetary goal of $100 million that would help address mission and ministry needs of the 150 parishes in central and southern Indiana.

These funds would also support various shared ministries in the archdiocese, such as the support of retired priests and the ministry of Catholic Charities.

Finally, the money contributed through the campaign would support various home mission ministries across the archdiocese. These include parishes and schools that often serve the underprivileged in our society.

As of Aug. 23, nearly $78 million had been pledged through the campaign. These pledges came from more than 25,000 participants from 115 archdiocesan parishes.

In addition, some 13,000 people across the archdiocese have volunteered their efforts for their parishes and the archdiocese as a whole in the campaign. †

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