October 13, 2016
Tastes of the Diocese Fundraiser will feature 25 tables of food and beverages
October 13, 2016, WORCESTER, MA –The Diocese of Worcester is holding its Third Annual
Celebrate Priesthood Gala this evening from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Atrium at St. Vincent Hospital. The event, called “Taste of the Diocese” includes area restaurants, wines from Global Vineyards and private wine donations, selections from Spencer Brewery and Polar Beverages, and specialty foods from five area parishes. A complete list is in the program book which will be posted online at worcesterdiocese.org/celebrate-priesthood. Tickets are $100 each and proceeds benefit the Priests’ Retirement Fund.
Presenting Sponsor for the third year is Harvard Pilgrim Health. Gold Sponsors are Robert Donahue, J.J. Bafaro Mechanical Contractors, and Southgate at Shrewsbury Retirement Community; Silver Sponsors are College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts Knights of Columbus and Wickstrom Morse, LLP.; Attorneys at Law; Bronze Sponsors are Business Development Group and Small Business Service Bureau.
The event is held each year to recognize the priests who serve in parishes and ministries as well as those who have retired. It also seeks to raise awareness and funds for Priests’ Retirement Care, which has, on average, run a deficit of roughly $1 million in each of the past five years. On average, there are 60 retired priests in the Diocese of Worcester and 120 active priests. Financial reports for the Diocese of Worcester, including a summary of major activities, are posted online at worcesterdiocese.org/fiscal-affairs.