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Fritz Jones knows quite well the impact the Annual Catholic Appeal makes for “the most vulnerable” people living in Delaware and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. As director of program operations for Catholic Charities, he oversees a broad range of services provided by offices and agencies located throughout the diocese.
"It is through the support we receive from the Annual Catholic Appeal that we can continue to support the homeless, the hungry, individuals who live in chronic poverty, without charge,” Jones said. “The Annual Catholic Appeal allows us to make sliding fee scales available for persons struggling with mental illness, families dealing with communication issues, and families seeking unification through immigration, who cannot afford the full cost of our services.”
“Bishop Malooly has announced that the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales will begin to minister at the diocese’s St. Thomas More Oratory at the University of Delaware in Newark this summer. Oblate Father Edward F. Ogden will be pastor and chaplain at the oratory after the spring semester at the university. Dominican Father J. Ambrose Eckinger, the current pastor at the campus ministry center, is slated for a new assignment by his order..
The pledged total is now $31,074,000, more than $3 million over the campaign’s target, $28 million.
“I want to thank the Dominicans for their service at the University of Delaware Catholic Community at St. Thomas More Oratory,” Bishop Malooly said in a statement Tuesday
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