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Answers to the most comm0/ questions about the CPC: 1. What is the CPC? . l- The "CPC" is the Catholic Parishes Campaign of Southwestern Indlana, it ii It's an annual fund drive conducted by each parish to raise money for the parish's diocesan assessment. i 44 " Pt 2. What s the Docesan Assessment. .,,.. Each parish is responsible for pavin its fair share of the costs of provla!  Olll diocesan programs, services and other expenses associated with d  i Llr ! ;; business as a diocese. In our diocese, the assessment is each parws  CPC goal, the size of which is determined by the number of people ,'! financially support their parish 3. How does the CPC benefit me and my parish? . .. : Following is a list of all CPC-funded offices, programs and servlces..Yu,,l and thousands of your fellow southwestern Indiana Catholics are dlreCUyl or indirectly served through these diocesan agencies and programS. !,bet addition, any money pledged and collected over your parish goal l, 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 " tO" consider the many ways God has blessed you and your loved oneS, make a generous pledge that says how grateful you are for God's 5. 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 cheC00 office will se0U. :r an FebrU'1 the appropriate place on your pledge card. The CPC a payment reminder in June, August, October, Decembc d How much of my pledge is actually used to help he.pie? r-- ceO ts CPC campaign expenses are less than 2%. This means that over 98.  of every dollar you pledge will be used for services and programs thc benefit the Catholic people of southwestern indiana. 7. How d o I pledge to the CPC? Each parish determines how and when it will conduct its CPC. Most parishes target the Second Sunday after Easter as their Commitmet Weekend. Your pastor and parish campaign leaders will ask for )/oUr pledge at some time during or around Commitment Weekend.