Catholic Communication collection to be taken Jan. 20-21

FALL RIVER, Mass. — The annual Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) collection will be taken up at parish Masses in the Fall River Diocese during the weekend of January 20 and 21.

This yearly 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.

On the air since 1963, the Diocesan Television Mass has been a source of Spiritual sustenance and support for countless numbers of area Catholics.

The annual cost for the Television Mass averages nearly $108,000 including production, airtime and closed-captioning — all of which are handled by different entities. In addition to proceeds from this weekend’s CCC collection, the Television Mass is also supported, in part, by the diocesan 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 Catholic Communication Campaign and the important work it supports, visit

Donations to support the Diocesan Television Mass may also be sent directly at any time to: Television Mass, Fall River Diocese, P.O. Box 2577, Fall River, Mass. 02722.

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