BISHOP da CUNHA'S
Thanksgiving Message
Catholic Appeal Raises More Than $3.5 Million
POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 11, 2021
Lumen Christi Cathedral Gala
COMMUNITIES SUPPORT DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER
Catholic Schools and Families
Catholic Social Services
Providing Critical Human Services
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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.

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Below are the latest projects in need of financial support

Catholic Appeal

Since 1942, the Catholic Appeal has helped people in all phases of life. Now in its 79th year, the Appeal sustains the numerous agencies, programs, and ministries vital to the needs of thousands.

Catholic School Emergency Relief Fund

Please join us in supporting our Catholic schools as we are experiencing the effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Together, let us rise up and support our students and families.

Catholic Social Services

CSS provides critical human services to the community such as food pantries, homeless shelters and financial assistance to the most vulnerable in our community.

Emergency Parish Relief Fund

Join us in supporting our parishes who are experiencing the effects of COVID-19. Together, let us rise up and support our local community.

Give to the Catholic Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

Providing crucial financial support for the Diocese of Fall River

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Since 1942, the Catholic Appeal has helped people in all phases of life. Now in its 79th year, the Appeal sustains the numerous agencies, programs, and ministries vital to the needs of thousands.

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Diocesan Office of Vocations

Our Diocese is blessed with devoted seminarians who are the future leaders of our Church, united in a common bond of faith and service. Gifts to the annual Catholic Appeal directly support these men, through the Diocese of Fall River Office of Vocations.

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