Another parish surpasses goal


With $186,011.09 raised to date in cash and pledges, Holy Family Parish in Sewell topped their $186,000 goal for 2009 this past week.

There are 41 parishes over goal in the diocese and a few more less than $1,000 away from their goal.

As of Dec. 15 we have raised 98 percent of our $7.25 million diocesan goal with $7,110,899.27 in cash and pledges,” said Mariann Gettings, director of the House of Charity.

A full parish listing is found on the diocesan website at by clicking on the House of Charity link.

Donations are also accepted 24 hrs. a day at the same website, or by contacting any parish. Gifts received by the end of the day on Dec. 31 are tax deductible to the fullest extent provided by law for the 2009 calendar year.