With just three weeks to go before the end of the fund drive, the annual Partners in Charity needs $327,896 to make its goal of $5 million.
The Appeal will end Aug. 31, the end of the fiscal year. As of Wednesday, the Appeal has received $4,672,104 in gifts and pledges, according to Michael P. Gillespie, director of the diocesan Office of Stewardship and Development.
That is 94 percent of the $5 million goal and is $36,105 more than was received by the same date last year, he said. Mr. Gillespie said some donors who gave earlier this year have made a second donation to the Appeal.
The annual Partners in Charity Appeal helps to support charitable, educational and ministerial organizations in the diocese. They include:
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.
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.
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.