Community Mission Appeal

I hope this finds each of you well and healthy. As you are aware, we are living in interesting times because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that of course is having an effect on our Community Mission Appeal for 2020. Because we depend solely upon the collection of funds each year on CMA Sunday, our ability to offer assistance this year has come to a screeching halt. Every church in the Diocese is struggling, and that keeps them from being able to help fund the CMA. It is our hope and prayer, that by late spring of 2021, things will have settled enough so that we can have a CMA Sunday. This would allow us to once again offer CMA grants to many ministries in the Diocese that depend on our funding. Be assured that we will keep each of you and your organizations/ministries in our daily prayers.

Peace to each of you.

Les Mutt
Fr. John Pitzer
Co-chairs/Community Mission Appeal

What is the Community Mission Appeal?

When we let God’s love open the door to our church and our hearts, transformative ministry begins. Episcopalians throughout the Diocese of Louisiana have opened doors to feed the hungry, revitalize neighborhoods stricken by poverty, minister to strangers and prisoners, educate children, care for senior citizens, and so much more. All of us can participate in these missions in different ways. Many of us can donate our time and effort. All of us can offer up our prayers and make a financial donation in some amount, small or large.

The Community Mission Appeal – or CMA – is dedicated to taking our diocese’s mission beyond the physical walls of our churches. One hundred percent of the gifts received through CMA will go directly to churches in the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana in the form of grants to support the development and continuing strength of mission work.

The CMA is not the same as the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund. The Bishop’s Discretionary Fund is a special needs fund to meet unplanned needs and unbudgeted requests during the year.

3 Ways to Give to the CMA

Pay online by credit card

Click here to donate now

Drop a check in the offering plate at church

Make checks payable to the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, with CMA in the memo line.

Mail a check to the Bishop’s Office

The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana
Att: Community Mission Appeal
1623 Seventh St.
New Orleans, LA 70115

Make checks payable to the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, with CMA in the memo line.



1623 Seventh Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (504) 895-6634
Fax: (504) 208-3511

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