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Partners in Charity at 96% of goal with one week left to camapign

Posted By August 21, 2014 | 1:26 pm | Local

The annual Partners in Charity Appeal will end Aug. 31 and, as of Aug. 19, still needed $207,081 to reach its goal, according to Michael P. Gillespie, diocesan director of Stewardship and Development.
So far, the fund drive has received $4,792,919 in gifts and pledges. That is 96 percent of the $5 million goal.     Some pastors whose parishes have not yet reached their goals plan to make one last push for gifts or pledges for the Appeal this weekend, Mr. Gillespie said.
“Your gift to the Appeal this final weekend will provide assistance for the poor, the sick, the young, the aged, the disabled, families in crisis and many thousands more,” he said.
“Our Appeal is an opportunity to provide for the needs of others who look to us for hope. Please reflect on the blessings you have received from God as you contemplate a pledged gift to the Partners in Charity Appeal.”
He said pledge envelopes are available in church vestibules.
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 Services, Seminarian Health Insurance, St. John’s Cemetery System, Diocesan Development, Stewardship
Catholic Campus Ministry, Catholic Schools Office, Office of Religious Education, Ongoing Priestly Formation, Youth & Young Adult Ministry, Seminarian Education, Grants-in-Aid for Catholic School Students, Central Catholic Schools Subsidy, Advanced Studies for Clergy and Laity, Communications Office
African Ministry, Hispanic Ministry, Office of Marriage and Family, Minister to Priests, Office of the Diaconate, Respect Life Office, Cathedral of St. Paul, Vocations, Office for Divine Worship, Wells Street House.