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/ * . Answers to the most common questions about the CPC: Q. What is the CPC? Ao The "CPC" is the Catholic Parishes Campaign of Southwestern Indiana. It's an annual fund drive conducted by each parish within the Diocese of Evansville to raise the money it needs to pay its diocesan assessment. Q. What is the "Diocesan Assessment?" Ao Each parish within a Catholic diocese 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 iseach parish's CPC goal, the size of which is determined by the number of people who financially support their parish -- at least minimally. Q. How does the CPC benefit me and my parish? A/k You will find a list of all CPC-funded offices, programs and ser- vices on the inside pages of this special section. You and thou- sands of your fellow southwestern Indiana Catholics are directly or indi'rectly served through these diocesan agencies and pro- grams. In addition, any money pledged and collected over your parish goal will be returned to your parish for its own programs and services. Q, How much should I pledge? A Your CPC pledge is part of your Christian stewardship of trea- sure. First consider the many ways God has blessed you and your loved ones, then make a generous pledge that says how grateful you are for God's gifts to you. Q. What happens when I pledge to the CPC? Most people prefer to pay their CPC pledge in five installments throughout the year. If you choose this method of payment, sim- ply check the appropriate place on your pledge card. The CPC of- fice will send you a payment reminder in June, August, October, December and February. Qo How much of my pledge is actually used to help people? A CPC campaign expenses are less than 4 percent. This means that almost 97 cents of every dollar you pledge will be used for ser- vices and programs that benefit the Catholic people of southwest- ern Indiana. How do I pledge to the CPC? parish determines how and when it will conduct its CPC. Most arishes target the Second Sunday after Easter (this year the weekend of April 20-21) as their Commitment Weekend. Your pasr and paris campaign leadersrill ask for your pledge at some time during or around Commitment  Weekend. . = .i