Catholic Appeal

2020 Catholic Appeal

The theme for 2020 is See All the People.”  Since 1942, the Appeal has helped people in all phases of life – from children, to youth, to parents, to the elderly. Your support sustains the numerous agencies, programs, and ministries providing food and shelter, educating children and adults, and meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of thousands. We encourage you to support the Appeal as generously as you can. You can make a one-time gift, or, a pledge with convenient payments throughout the year. You can give by mail, use a contribution card located in church, or make your gift or pledge securely online by clicking the DONATE button below. 

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My dear friends in Christ,

This year’s Catholic Appeal, “See All the People,” reminds us that the Church lives all around us. The corporal and spiritual works of mercy are more urgently needed than ever before as we struggle to help the vulnerable in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the Diocese of Fall River, the many programs, ministries, and services supported each year by the Catholic Appeal help rebuild the lives of countless individuals and families and create paths for new beginnings. Your support has never been more important in the Appeal’s 79-year history than it is right now. 

Sacred Scripture reveals for us numerous accounts of Jesus’ special concern for the sick, the needy, the discouraged, and the disenfranchised. In St. Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus instructs us that as Christians, we have an obligation to help all who turn to us, when He says, “Whatever you did for one of these, the least of my brothers and sisters, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40)

Each year at this time, I ask for your support of the Catholic Appeal. Your contribution of any size can bring the promise of life-changing hope to those who are most in need of our support.

With deep gratitude for the past generosity of parishioners, businesses, and friends throughout our community, I come to you again to ask for your support. Together, we can make a tremendous difference for our neighbors in need.

Sincerely yours in the Lord,

Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D.
Bishop of Fall River


Watch the 2020 Catholic Appeal Introductory Videos: