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Partners raises 87% of goal

Posted By May 30, 2013 | 1:03 pm | Local
The Annual Partners in Charity Appeal has raised 87 percent of its diocesan goal of $5 million. According to Michael P. Gillespie, director of the Office of Stewardship and Development, $4,332,356 has been received in pledges and cash, as reported through this past Thursday. “To achieve our 2013 goal we need to raise $667,644,” he said.

The Annual Partners in Charity Appeal has raised 87 percent of its diocesan goal of $5 million.
According to Michael P. Gillespie, director of the Office of Stewardship and Development, $4,332,356 has been received in pledges and cash, as reported through this past Thursday.
“To achieve our 2013 goal we need to raise $667,644,” he said.
Donors in the St. Paul Society have pledged $719,066, online gifts have exceeded $250,000 and 27 parishes have reached or surpassed their goals, he noted.

Those parishes that have are reached goal are:

Christ the King, Worcester: goal $116,500, raised $154,895;
Our Lady of the Rosary, Worcester: goal $75,000, raised $75,000;
St. Paul Cathedral, Worcester: goal $107,180, raised $107,183;
St. Peter, Worcester: goal $46,017, raised $47,010;
St. Denis/St. Anne, Ashburnham: goal $21,000, raised $21,526;
Our Lady Immaculate, Athol: goal $25,000, raised $25,000;
St. Mary of the Hills, Boylston: goal $50,000, raised $50,950;
St. Joseph, Charlton: goal $55,000, raised $67,657;
St. John, Guardian of Our Lady, Clinton: goal $75,000, raised $76,236;
St. Denis, Douglas: goal $32,037, raised $37,918;
St. Anthony of Padua, Dudley: goal $37,280, raised $37,922;
St. John the Baptist, E. Brookfield: goal $18,640, raised $19,547;
St. Joseph, Fitchburg: goal $32,000, raised $33,110;
Sacred Heart of Jesus, Hopedale: goal $45,435, raised $45,435;
Immaculate Conception, Lancaster: goal $40,000, raised $ 45,548;
St. Aloysius/St. Jude, Leicester: goal $30,000, raised $33,810;
St. Augustine, Millville: goal $19,222, raised $23,285;
St. Ann, N. Oxford:  goal $34,000, raised $35,517;
St. Bernadette, Northborough: goal $69,900, raised $71,018;
St. Rose of Lima, Northborough: goal $119,995, raised $144,469;
St. Peter, Northbridge: goal $33,639, raised $38,177;
Prince of Peace, Princeton:  goal $34,000, raised $37,731;
St. Anne, Shrewsbury: goal $89,705, raised $105,363;
St. Matthew, Southborough: goal $51,260, raised $66,687;
St. Richard Chichester, Sterling:  goal $30,000, raised $34,060;
St. Gabriel, the Archangel, Upton: goal $70,000, raised $70,260;
St. Louis, Webster: goal $53,590, raised $53,877;
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, W. Brookfield; goal $30,000, raised $33,942

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.