FALL RIVER — The Diocese of Fall River and the Foundation to Advance Catholic Education will have a special second collection at Masses on September 10 and 11.

Help support Catholic education in the Diocese of Fall River by donating at the second collection for FACE on September 10 and 11.

The Carney Family Charitable Foundation will match up to $50,000 in donations for FACE through this second collection.

Since the opening of the first parochial school, the Diocese of Fall River has desired to make Catholic schools accessible to all families who wish to provide a Catholic education for their children. In 1991, the Diocese of Fall River established the St. Mary’s Education Fund. In 2015, the St. Mary’s Education Fund changed its name to the Foundation to Advance Catholic Education (FACE). 

FACE wants to meet the challenges of serving a diverse population, while addressing the increase in the demand for financial assistance for families striving to send their children to the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Fall River. There are currently 19 schools grades K-12 enrolling more than 5,400 children. Approximately $1.4 million in financial aid was awarded to more than 1,000 students in the 2021-22 school-year. FACE supports children across the  diocese — Attleboro to Mansfield, Cape Cod to Acushnet, New Bedford and Fall River to Taunton.

Each day in Catholic schools across the Diocese of Fall River, thousands of children receive a Catholic faith-based education in high-quality environments dedicated to helping them reach their God-given potential. 

Learn more about FACE at www.FACE-dfr.org.

Scan the following QR code to watch a special video and learn more about FACE.