Annual diocesan Catholic Charities Appeal, 
‘See All the People,’ off to a strong start

FALL RIVER, Mass. — The 78th Annual Catholic Charities Appeal is off to a strong start with a tremendous show of support throughout the Diocese of Fall River. As of press time, the Appeal had surpassed the $1.3 million mark, just two weeks into the annual campaign. 

Each year, the Appeal invites parishioners of the diocese and community supporters to bear witness to the good works that all make possible, together, through their generous support. This year’s theme, “See All the People,” taken from a well-known nursery rhyme, is symbolic of the countless people who have benefitted from the agencies and apostolates of the Fall River Diocese committed to serving anyone in need, regardless of race, creed, nationality, gender, or economic status.


This year people have the opportunity to see a series of videos that focus on specific ministries receiving much-needed support through gifts to the Appeal. The series begins this week with a video dedicated to Pastoral Care of the Sick. The video (screenshot above) features Deacon Tony Cipriano of Morton Hospital in Taunton. 

A dedicated webpage telling Deacon Tony’s story, along with statistics for Pastoral Care of the Sick across the diocese and the video, can be viewed online via the Appeal website:

The Appeal website also includes a summary of how philanthropic dollars raised through the Appeal have been distributed across the various ministries it supports, and a video message from Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V. 

The website is updated regularly, so please visit it for more Appeal news and highlights in the weeks ahead. 

Contributions to the Catholic Charities Appeal may be made either through a one-time donation or through monthly, quarterly, or semi-annual pledges. Donations may be mailed to the Catholic Charities Appeal office, 450 Highland Avenue, Fall River, Mass. 02720; or online at; or dropped off at any parish in the diocese. 

Please contact the Catholic Charities Appeal office at 508-675-1311 with any questions.

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