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The 2015 Fall River Diocese Catholic Charities Appeal has entered the homestretch as its closing date of June 30th quickly approaches.

Diocesan Development Director Jim Campbell reports that at this point, “Gifts and pledges are running at almost 10% ahead of last year’s pace.”

Proceeds from the Catholic Charities Appeal support the charitable programs, ministries, and agencies sponsored by the Fall River Diocese throughout Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands.

Campbell encourages anyone who has not yet made a donation to do so before the closing date.

“We are hopeful that the spirit of generosity that defines our diocese will continue for the last days of our annual appeal,” he said recently.

Many parishes throughout the Fall River Diocese are using these last weeks of the Appeal to redouble efforts to reach out to prospective donors, pointing out how many Appeal-funded services help those in need within their own local communities.

“The work done in the parishes in soliciting parishioners and friends for the poor in Southeastern Massachusetts, the Cape, and the Islands is the crux of the Appeal,” Campbell explained.”

“I am heartened by the energy and dedication of so many in each parish. The feedback we have received to date is very encouraging, and it seems to me that our faithful exemplify the theme of this year’s Appeal, ‘It’s What We Do.'”

Contributions to the Appeal can be sent to the Catholic Charities Appeal Office, P.O. Box 1470, Fall River, Mass. 02722; dropped off at any parish in the Diocese of Fall River, or made on the Appeal website: www.frdioc-catholiccharities.org. For more information contact the Appeal Office at 508-675-1311or send an e-mail to Jim Campbell at jcampbell@dioc-fr.org.

Parishes leading in returns to the Catholic Charities Appeal for each deanery or area of the Fall River Diocese as of June 11 are as follows:

St. Mary, Mansfield                                                     $ 123,463.48
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Seekonk                           89,490.00
St. John the Evangelist, Attleboro                                80,387.63
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Seekonk                          64,994.00
St. Mark, Attleboro Falls                                                 43,915.00

St. Pius Tenth, South Yarmouth                               $ 134,540.00
Christ the King, Mashpee                                                 85,875.00
Corpus Christi, East Sandwich                                        85,254.67
Our Lady of the Cape, Brewster                                      78,063.00
St. Francis Xavier, Hyannis                                             75,805.76

Holy Name, Fall River                                                 $  55,091.00
St. John the Baptist, Westport                                       39,722.00
St. John of God, Somerset                                               37,330.00
St. Louis de France, Swansea                                          31,470.00
St. Patrick, Somerset                                                         28,787.00

St. Mary, South Dartmouth                                          $  88,951.50
St. Julie Billiart, North Dartmouth                                 61,583.00
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, New Bedford                     55,458.56
St. John Neumann, East Freetown                                 50,965.00
Immaculate Conception, New Bedford                          45,869.00

St. Ann, Raynham                                                       $  85,177.00
St. Andrew the Apostle, Taunton                                 59,083.00
St. Anthony, Taunton                                                      40,650.00
Holy Cross, South Easton                                               31,420.00
St. Nicholas of Myra, North Dighton                           25,730.00

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