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Partners at 93 percent

Posted By July 25, 2013 | 12:53 pm | Local

The annual Partners in Charity Appeal received gifts and pledges totaling $4,622,866 by Wednesday, according to Michael Gillespie, diocesan director of Stewardship and Development.
That is 93 percent of the $5 million goal. Some 45 parishes have either reached or exceeded their goals. “Thankfully, you will note in our reporting, that the majority of our parishes are just a few thousand dollars from reaching goal,” he said. The average gift is $251, he said.
“To reach the $5 million goal, every parish needs to reach its set goal,” he said. “If one parish does not reach goal we will not collectively be successful.”
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.