WORCESTER – Partners in Charity has announced that as of the May 10 report it has raised 80% of its goal, or $4,010,385 of the $5 million sought for this year’s appeal. Some 13,182 donors have made pledges and gifts to date, according to a press release from Raymond L. Delisle, chancellor and director of the Office of Communications.
“Reaching $4 million at this point in our campaign is testimony to the generosity of our people,” Bishop McManus said in a statement. “Our appeal theme, ‘Called to be Merciful,’ is not just a slogan. The need is great, certainly beyond the $5 million goal of this appeal, and so many people are seeking hope through our many agencies and ministries. I thank God that people are willing to show their gratitude to God for the gifts they have received in their lives and help us respond through charitable, educational and pastoral outreach.”
This year’s appeal will raise funds for the following agencies for use in the next fiscal year.
The ministries and agencies that receive financial assistance from Partners are:
Charity: Clergy Retirement; Retired Priests Health Ministry; Catholic Charities; Haitian Apostolate; McAuley Nazareth Home for Boys; Pernet Family Health Service; Seminarian Health Insurance; St. John’s Diocesan Cemetery System; Office of Stewardship and Development.
Education: Catholic Campus Ministry; Catholic Schools Department; Office of Religious Education; Ongoing Priestly Formation; New Evangelization Worcester for Youth & Young Adults; Catholic School Grants-in-Aid; Seminarian Education; Central Catholic Schools Subsidy; Advanced Studies for Clergy and Laity; Office of Communications.
Ministry: African Ministry; Hispanic Ministry; Office of Marriage and Family; Minister to Priests; Office of the Diaconate; Respect Life Office; Saint Paul’s Cathedral; Office for Vocations; Office for Divine Worship.