F.A.Q.'s about the Catholic Parishes
Campaign of Southwest Indiana
"You obey the law of Christ when you offer each other a helping hand." Gal. 6:2
What is the C.P.C. ?
The Catholic Parishes Campaign (or C.P.C.) is the annual fund drive conducted by each parish to raise money for the parish's diocesan assessment.
What is the "Diocesan Assessment"?
Each parish is responsible for paying its fair share of the costs of providing diocesan programs, services, and other expenses associated with "doing business" as a diocese. In our diocese, the assessment is each parish's CPC goal, the size of which is determined by the number of people who financially support their parish.
How does the CPC benefit me and my parish?
Following, is a list of all CPC-funded offices, programs and services. You and thousands of your fellow southwestern Indiana Catholics are directly or indirectly served through these diocesan agencies and programs. In addition, any money pledged and collected over your parish goal will be returned to your parish for its own programs and services.
How much should I pledge?
Your CPC pledge is part of your Christian stewardship of treasure. First, consider the many ways that God has blessed you and your loved ones, then make a generous pledge that says how grateful you are for God's gifts.
What happens when I pledge to the CPC?
Most people prefer to pay their CPC pledge in five installments throughout the year. To choose this method of payment, simply check the appropriate place on your pledge card. The CPC Office will send you a payment reminder in June, August, October, December, and February.
How much of my pledge is used to actually help people?
CPC campaign expenses are less than 2%. This means that over 98 cents of every dollar you pledge will be used for services and programs that benefit the Catholic people of Southwestern Indiana.
How do I pledge to the CPC?
Each parish determines how and when it will conduct its C.P.C. Most parishes target the Second Sunday after Easter as their Commitment Weekend. Your Pastor and parish campaign leaders will ask for your pledge at some time during or around Commitment Weekend.
Where does the money go?
CPC Historical Statistics (power point presentation)