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Partners in Charity reaches 87 percent of goal

Posted By June 18, 2012 | 3:37 pm | Local
The annual Partners in Charity Appeal needs $648,794 to reach its $5 million goal, according to Michael P. Gillespie, director of the diocesan Office of Stewardship and Development. So far, the Appeal has received $4,351,204 in gifts and pledges, or 87 percent of the goal, he said.

The annual Partners in Charity Appeal needs $648,794 to reach its $5 million goal, according to Michael P. Gillespie, director of the diocesan Office of Stewardship and Development.
So far, the Appeal has received $4,351,204 in gifts and pledges, or 87 percent of the goal, he said. The fund drive has received $100,648 more than it last year at this time. Also, 32 parishes have reached or exceeded their goals, compared to 23 last year at the same time.
There have been 1,395 new donors this year, Mr. Gillespie said. They have made gifts and pledges totaling $151,384.

To donate online go to the Partners website: Partners-Charity.net    

Parishes that have gone over the top 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. 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%