2021 Catholic Appeal
The theme for 2021 is “Time to Gather, Time to Heal, Time to Love.” 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.
My dear friends in Christ,
The theme of our 80th Annual Catholic Appeal, “Time to Gather, Time to Heal, Time to Love,” inspires us to be living examples of the healing power of Christ’s love. The whole world seems to be calling out to be renewed and the need for the ministries, programs, and apostolates funded through our gifts to the Catholic Appeal has never been greater.
Sacred Scripture reminds us that love is the most important way we share our Savior’s light with the world: “Let love make you serve one another” (Galatians 5:13). In Christianity, charity is the highest form of love between God and our brothers and sisters; the two words, charity and love, are synonymous. When we show charity to others, we bring this love to life in so many wonderful ways and we fulfill our obligation to live in the example of our Lord Jesus Christ, who laid down his life for us.
Each year, I ask for your support of the Catholic Appeal. Should your circumstances allow, please consider making a contribution of any size to help us carry out our mission in real, life-changing ways. As we face many hardships and challenges together as a community of faith, I am especially humbled and grateful for your continued, loving care and blessed to serve as your Bishop.
Sincerely yours in the Lord,
Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D.
Bishop of Fall River
Watch the 2021 Catholic Appeal Introductory Videos: