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of the cost of tral office operating expenses. programs and services The short answer is that your CPC pledge DIRECTLY BENEFITS your parish. Your your parish meet its financial obligation to support diocesan programs, services and it also helps your parish support its own programs and services for you and your fellow Again, this year, there is great urgency for parish campaigns to be successful because pending impact of providing medical insurance for the hundreds of dedicated who work so faithfully and selflessly for the parishes and schools in our diocese. Every pledged and collected over your padsh's diocesan assessment goal is returned to its other needs and uses. In other words, the more a parish exceeds its assessment the more funds will be available to offset other parish financial obligations and needs. Each year since 1982 all southwestern Indiana Catholics receive a list of the funded by this annual campaign. Each year many people actually "see * that list for the very first time and are wide array and scope of the Important programs and services provided by the entries on that list. The your pledge will support, and Nine, you The I r U,S. diocese re P, Two figures tell the true story of success for these campaigns: I) the size of the average gift, ar cent of particlpation (that is, the total number of donors compared to the total possible Our Percent of Participation for 1993 was more than 6 I% which places our diocese ing dioceses. In 1992, we were 10th. We continue to improve each year. But even more significant was the size of our diocese's average gift in 1993: dioceses that outranked our percent of participation had a higher average gift. In fact, the avera dioceses that outranked our percent of partiCipation had lower average gifts ranging erage of these six average gs was only S71,78. What. does this mean? r our campaign is among