FALL RIVER, Mass. — Parishioners throughout the Fall River Diocese will be invited to contribute to the Catholic Communication Campaign at parish Masses during the weekend of January 16-17.
This annual national campaign is designed as a shared collection, meaning half of the proceeds stay in the local diocese and the other half is forwarded to the Catholic Communication Campaign office of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference.
The portion remaining in the Fall River Diocese is used to fund the weekly Television Mass, which airs at 11 a.m. each Sunday on WLNE-TV, Channel 6. The annual cost for the Television Mass is $107,524 including production, airtime and closed-captioning — all of which are now handled by different entities.
Since 1963, the diocese has sponsored a televised Mass for the benefit of those who are unable to attend a parish Mass usually because of infirmity or advanced age, and over the years it has been a source of Spiritual sustenance and support for countless numbers of area Catholics.
In addition to proceeds from this weekend’s CCC collection, the Television Mass is also supported by the Catholic Charities Appeal.
At the national level, the CCC helps the Church spread the Gospel message through television, radio, print, social networks and the Internet by the U.S. Bishops’ Conference staff and other grantee organizations.
To learn more about the CCC and the important work is supports, please visit www.usccb.org and search Catholic Communication Campaign.
Donations to support the Diocesan Television Mass may also be sent directly at any time to the Diocesan TV Mass, P.O. Box 7, Fall River, Mass. 02722.