2019 Catholic Charities Appeal
Welcome to the Catholic Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts
SUMMER GALA
Friday, July 12, 2019
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The Catholic Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

What is the Foundation?

The Diocese of Fall River, MA has taken a step in FAITH and HOPE to formally establish an independent, charitable foundation responsible for raising, managing and distributing philanthropic funds to provide long-term, sustainable support for the parishes, schools and life-changing ministries across its Diocese.

The Catholic Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts comes as a direct outgrowth of a six-month planning process that brought together over forty women and men from across the Diocese, to serve on a taskforce and seek to discern how a Foundation may help us to fulfill God’s will for REBUILDING the Church in Southeastern, MA.

Their collective efforts resulted in a shared vision to establish a Catholic Foundation to serve and support our community of FAITH in the years ahead. The Foundation will play an active role in advancing the mission of our Church and together we will strive to:

  • Grow in our personal, living relationship with Christ, and commit to strengthening our parishes, schools and life-changing ministries
  • Lead the Church to a new experience of holiness and abundant life in Christ
  • Share God’s love for all people, giving of our time, talent and treasure in a spirit of love for the Lord.

The Foundation is incorporated as a separate 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, fully endorsed by the Diocese of Fall River and its Bishop, Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V. This legal structure ensures that all gifts will be used for their intended purposes and provides a level of efficiency, accountability and transparency that will earn the respect and confidence of donors as well as the pastors/parishes, schools and ministries it serves.

Our Mission

To invite great generosity, safeguard all gifts entrusted to our care and enable our parishes, schools and ministries to advance the mission of our Church, throughout the Diocese of Fall River.

Support a Need

Below are the latest projects in need of financial support

Catholic Charities

Since 1942, the Catholic Charities Appeal has helped people in all phases of life. Now in its 78th year, the Appeal sustains the numerous agencies, programs, and ministries vital to the needs of thousands.

FACE Hope & Opportunity

Through a generous donation by the Carney family, low income families in Taunton, Fall River and New Bedford can send their children to our Catholic schools.

The Shepherd’s Fund

The Shepherd’s Fund will give the Bishop the capacity to respond to emergency situations as they arise and the flexibility to embrace opportunities that might otherwise be lost.

Seminarian Fund

Support for seminarian education is critical to ensure that we have priests to support our Diocese and all ministries into the future.

Give to the Catholic Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

Providing crucial financial support for the Diocese of Fall River

Featured Cause

Since 1942, the Catholic Charities Appeal has helped people in all phases of life. Now in its 78th year, the Appeal sustains the numerous agencies, programs, and ministries vital to the needs of thousands.

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Events

Jul 12

22nd Annual FACE Summer Gala

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Pastoral Ministry to the Sick

Each day at hospitals throughout the Diocese of Fall River, our chaplains and religious are making a difference for those who are in pain, sick, and suffering in the form of visits, distribution of Communion, and administration of the Sacrament of the Sick.

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