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Diocese Partners appeal reaches $5 million goal for first time
“It has been a challenge for five years to reach a $5 million goal, but this year our fervent prayer was that we would make it,” said Michael Gillespie, director of the Office of Stewardship and Development, reflecting on this year’s annual Partners in Charity Appeal.
His office announced that, as of the end of August, it had received 17,857 gifts and pledges totaling $5,022,168. The campaign launched at an event at the Diocesan Chancery on Feb. 11. The official total may take another week to determine, given that some gifts are still in transit.
“Allow me to express my profound gratitude to God for the wonderful response to this year’s Partners in Charity Appeal,” commented Most Rev. Robert J. McManus, bishop of Worcester. “Thanks to the generous support of the people of the Diocese of Worcester, and the leadership of pastors and parish chairpeople, we achieved our $5 million goal for pastoral, educational and charitable ministries.”
ACE 10th anniversary gala Oct. 13
African Community Education (ACE) will hold its 10th anniversary gala on Oct. 13 at Mechanics Hall.