CLEVELAND — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland raise nearly $1.3 million during its one-day #weGiveCatholic fundraiser on Giving Tuesday.

The campaign raised $600,000 more than last year.

“It is inspiring to see our entire Catholic community come together with a unified power and passion to make a difference in the life of Northeast Ohio,” Patrick Grace, executive director of the Catholic Community Foundation, said in a prepared statement. “We cannot thank our donors and faithful stewards enough. This year we set a goal of $850,000. As the day progressed, it was exhilarating to see ... and to know that the money raised also empowers those working and ministering at our schools, parishes and organizations.”