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Partners in Charity at 88%

Posted By June 21, 2012 | 1:20 pm | Lead Story #2
The annual Partners in Charity Appeal has received gifts and pledges of $4,401,692, or 88 percent of its goal of $5 million, according to Michael P. Gillespie, director of the diocesan Office of Stewardship and Development. That is $88,743 more than was received last year in the third week of June, Mr. Gillespie said. So far this year there are 1,401 new donors who have made gifts and pledges totaling $151,384.

The annual Partners in Charity Appeal has received gifts and pledges of $4,401,692, or 88 percent of its goal of $5 million, according to Michael P. Gillespie, director of the diocesan Office of Stewardship and Development.
That is $88,743 more than was received last year in the third week of June, Mr. Gillespie said. So far this year there are 1,401 new donors who have made gifts and pledges totaling $151,384.
Thirty-three parishes have reached or exceeded their goals. Fourteen parishes are at 90 to 99 percent of  their goals, 28 are between 80 and 89 percent and 19 are between 70 and 79 percent. Twelve parishes are 69 percent or lower, Mr. Gillespie reported.
Those people who wish to lend their support to Partners may do so in various ways. They may donate through their parish collection; go online to www.Partners-Charity.net; or mail in a donation to Partners in Charity, 49 Elm St., Worcester, MA 01609.
The annual Partners in Charity Appeal helps to support charitable, educational and ministerial organizations in the diocese.     They include:
Charity
Catholic Charities, Clergy Retirement, Retired Priests Health Ministry, Haitian Apostolate, McAuley Nazareth Home for Boys, Pernet Family Health Service, 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,Diocesan Youth Ministry, Grants-in-Aid for Catholic School Students, Seminarian Education, Central Catholic Schools Subsidy, Advanced Studies for Clergy and Laity.
Ministry
African Ministry, Hispanic Ministry, Office of Marriage and Family, Ministry to Priests, Office of the Diaconate, Respect Life Office, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Vocations Office, Office for Divine Worship.

Parishes that have reached or exceeded their goals are:
·         Christ the King, Worcester  135%
·         O/L  of Lourdes, Worcester  101%
·         O/L of Vilna, Worcester  102%
·         St. Andrew the Apostle, Worcester  109%
·         St. Peter of Worcester, Worcester  105%
·         St. Joseph, Barre  103%
·         St. Joseph, Charlton  122%
·         St. John Guardian of O/L, Clinton 108%
·         St. Anthony, Dudley  100%
·         St. John, E. Brookfield  104%
·         St. Anne/St. Patrick, Fiskdale  102%
·         St. Francis of Assis, Fitchburg  103%
·         St. Joseph, Fitchburg  104%
·         St. Aloysius, Gilbertville 100%
·         Immaculate Conception, Lancaster  107%
·         St. Aloysius/St. Jude, Leicester  110%
·         Holy Family of Nazareth, Leominster  104%
·         Holy Trinity Evang. Ctr. Leominster  257%
·         St. Cecilia, Leominster  100%
·         St. Augustine, Millville  159%
·         St. Rose of Lima, Northborough  108%
·         St. Peter, Northbridge  103%
·         St. Columba, Paxton  100%
·         Prince of Peace, Princeton  105%
·         St. Patrick, Rutland  112%
·         St. Thomas-a-Becket, South Barre  101%
·         St. Matthew, Southboro  116%
·         St. Richard, Sterling  113%
·         St. Mark, Sutton  114%
·         St. Paul, Warren  105%
·         St. Louis, Webster  101%
·         O/L Sacred Heart, W. Brookfield  106%
·         St. Augustine. Wheelwright 114%