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Your CPC pledge helps your parish and touches lives of thousands of Southwestern Indiana through these diocesan offices, programs, and EDUCATING AND GUIDING OUR CHILDREN AND ADULTS 1. Catholic Schools Office: Training, workshops, support and resources for all people involved in Catholic schools. 2. Office for Youth and Young Adult Formation: Coordination, education and support for those involved in local and diocesan-wide programs and services for the young people of our dio- cese. Includes responsibility for: Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts: Small subsidy for Catholic scouting activities and programs such as the Ad Altare Dei medal, Child of God award, etc. Campus Ministry: On-campus Catholic programs and services for students at all major state and private colleges/universities within our diocese. 3. Office for Adult Formation: Responsible for developing spiritual formation and training programs for lay pastoral leadership: Directors of Religious Education, Pastoral Life Coordinators and Pastoral Associates; assists Catholic Schools Office with the spiritual formation of Catholic School principals; provides consultation, support, resources and training for catechists, Catholic School religion teachers and parish volunteer lay ministers. SERVING OUR PARISHES 4. Activities Department: Responsible for promoting, sched- uling and preparing for countless meetings and other func- tions within the Catholic Center/Sarto Retreat House com- plex; includes facilities maintenance and meal preparation for guests and employees 5. Chancery: Central administrative office of the diocese which includes the Bishop, Vicar General, Chancellor, Director of Services and Treasurer. Responsibilities entail diocesan planning, budget preparation, support for various advisory bodies including Diocesan Pastoral Council and Finance Council; training and support for Parish Pastoral Councils; policy development and review; employee com- pensation management and legal counsel; major building and renovation review. 6. Communications Office/Message: Preparation and publi- cation of the diocesan weekly newspaper, the Message; coordination of information and activities involving all com- munications media within the diocese. 7. Office of Stewardship and Development: Oversees and conducts local and diocesan fundraising and parish stew- ardship conversion programs; organizes and provides train- ing and materials for The Catholic Parishes Campaign (CPC); coordinates the Brut Society; consults with parishes and other local entities regarding capital campaigns. 8. Office of Worship/Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults/Evangelization: Coordination and planning for major diocesan and local liturgical celebrations; training and support for those involved in liturgical ministry, R.C.I.A. and evangelization. 9. Tribunal: Reviews and prepares all documents and ser- vices necessary for the proper and legal handling of failed marriages and the church's annulment process HELPING THE POOR AND OTHERS IN 10. Catholic Charities: Wide range of for people in emotional, physical and fin n Includes Parish and Community services such as pre-Cana, pro-life, justice and peace, and Counseling services such as adoption, foster care, nancy counseling, hY   11. Christian Sharing Fund: $50,000 set aside each/ass.!] administered by Catholic Charities for emergent  Lance for needy people throughout the diocese at 'i request of the local pastor. .il 12. Ministry to the Deaf: Special religious and li! grams and services for the hearing impaired't.S j0hl.. 13. St. John Parish Subsidy: Contribution to , Evansville, which assists that parish in its specialized the inner city. _,.#ili ' [ CARING FOR THOSE WHO SERVE oUR PlO;I 14. Clergy on LeavelEme00ge.00 Assistance" SuP those  members of the clergy who are ternp rarily u i!i serve because of personal or family difficulties' terials 15. Council of Priests: Administrative help and mthis flu, needed for the efficient and effective operatm major diocesan consultative body. the Ai''! l[ ve# " 16. Lay Employees Pensmn Plan: Funding for ernP  retirement plan involving approximately 80U throughout the diocese. . . edJc;,i 17. Mini . . . . . contmuinl .ste stry to Priests. Speaal training, " r ril i tion and spiritual programs for priests and othe leaders of the diocese il,itiil " - ,.,r reC,, 18. Permanent Deacons Program: Programs '"Ltdia'i screening and preparing men for the perm.a.flefld tlP I mc atiO " ' ludes after-ordmabon continuing form j cle'iil 19. " ' . inistrative anu Pr,ests Personnel Drector. Adm ..... ct0r. help for the work of the priests' personnel di siOn ,] P P " -..,deriVe 'l 21. Vocations Office: Recruiting, screening " !l people for the priesthood and religious life. !I .............................. ...... CATHOLIC PARISHES CAMPAIGN i,-