May 12, 2016
Appeal is at 80% of goal for 2016
May 12, 2016, WORCESTER, MA -- Partners in Charity has announced that as of the May 10 report it has raised 80% of goal or $4,010,385 of its $5million goal for this year. 13,182 donors have made pledges and gifts to date.
“Reaching $4 million at this point in our campaign is testimony to the generosity of our people,” said Most Rev. Robert McManus, Bishop of Worcester. “Our appeal theme, “Called to be Merciful,” is not just a slogan. The need is great, certainly beyond the $5 million goal of this appeal, and so many people are seeking hope through our many agencies and ministries. I thank God that people are willing to show their gratitude to God for the gifts they have received in their lives and help us respond through charitable, educational and pastoral outreach.”
This year’s appeal will raise funds for the following agencies for use in the next fiscal year:
Charity: Clergy Retirement; Retired Priests Health Ministry; Catholic Charities; Haitian Apostolate; McAuley Nazareth Home for Boys; Pernet Family Health Services; Seminarian Health Insurance; St. John’s Diocesan Cemetery System; Diocesan Development & Stewardship.
Education: Catholic Campus Ministry; Catholic Schools Department; The Office of Religious Education; Ongoing Priestly Formation; New Evangelization Worcester for Youth & Young Adults; Catholic School Grants-in-Aid; Seminarian Education; Central Catholic Schools Subsidy; Advanced Studies for Clergy and Laity; Communications.
Ministry: African Ministry; Hispanic Ministry; Office of Marriage and Family; Minister to Priests; Office of the Diaconate; Respect Life Office; Saint Paul's Cathedral; Vocations Office; Office for Divine Worship.