The Catholic Diocese of Winona's capital campaign, with a goal of $30,000,000, has reached the halfway point.
The Diocese newspaper, "The Courier" reports the "Rooted in Faith-Rejoice in Hope" campaign has raised $15,000,000 in pledges and donations so far.
Parishers in the Rochester Deanery contributed $9,700,000 during the campaign's first wave. The second wave, involving the Mankato and Worthington Deaneries, has brought the total so far to $15,000,000.
The third and final wave, involving the Winona and Austin-Albert Lea Deaneries, has just begun.
Proceeds from the campaign will go to the Diocese's Priest Retirement Plan and for remodeling the Immaculate of Heart Mary Seminary facilities in Winona.
The Winona Diocese includes 114 parishes across southern Minnesota from the Wisconsin to South Dakota borders.....