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Catholic Appeal

The Catholic Appeal has helped people in all phases of life throughout the Diocese of Fall River, which spans from Mansfield, Easton and the Attleboro’s, through the Taunton, Fall River and New Bedford areas, and extends all the way to Cape Cod and the Islands. Gifts to the Appeal sustain the many agencies, programs, and ministries providing food and shelter, educating children and adults, and meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of thousands of individuals and families in our diocese. Your generosity can help make all of this vital work possible.

Serving the Shepherds

The promotion of vocations, the formation of future priests, and the support and ongoing care for all our priests are essential to help us remain strong. To help meet these needs, the Serving the Shepherds Fund was created to care for our seminarians, our active priests, and our retired priests in the diocese.

Catholic Foundation

The Catholic Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts is here to serve the Diocese and each parish, school and entity as well as the greater community. Donations to the Catholic Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts help support the ongoing operations to help serve the parishes and ministries of the Diocese of Fall River.


The Foundation to Advance Catholic Education (FACE) was established in 1991, and was formerly known the St. Mary’s Education Fund. The Foundation to Advance Catholic Education funds a number of programs, scholarships, and events dedicated to fostering Catholic education.