Helping Mothers on Mother’s Day

Every year in May we celebrate all the wonderful attributes we have assigned to idealized mothers – unconditional love, unwavering belief in our abilities, unbridled joy at our successes, unending protection from real or perceived harm. We describe mothers as...

Dear Mom, Thanks for being ‘The One’

One smile can begin a friendship; One hand can lift a soul; One candle can wipe out darkness; One laugh can conquer gloom; One hope can raise your spirits; One life can make the difference, BE THAT ONE TODAY. Dear Mom, We know sometimes the road is hard. We know your...

Exciting May Updates

Dear friend of Catholic Charities, Happy May and Happy Mother’s Day! I pray you had a restful Easter and are still celebrating this liturgical season. At Catholic Charities, we’ve seen this season of new life reflected in many ways and I am excited to make several...

Climbing to the Light

"Do you hear the people sing lost in the valley of the night? It is the music of a people who are climbing to the light." - Claude-Michel Schonberg, Les Miserables The finale to the musical Les Misérables takes Victor Hugo’s story of the conditions that led to the...

Be the Light

“Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.” - Roy T. Bennett For a few moments, let’s imagine a recent client and her situation. It was February and bitterly...

The Light is Near

“Truly, it is in the darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.” - Meister Eckhart When it comes to employment and poverty, the two have been proven to go hand-in-hand. In fact, of those walking into Catholic...

Defying the Darkness

“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” - Anne Frank When I think about hardships faced by people who are homeless, I often think back to a situation a few years ago. On that particular day, temperatures were below freezing when a Catholic...

It’s Darkest Before the Dawn

“It’s said that is always darkest before the dawn.” - Thomas Fuller It’s been a year of darkness, difficulty, and oftentimes despair. Poverty is something often talked about but lesser known and experienced. For many walking into Catholic Charities, they find us when...

Hope is Our Promise

Dear friend of Catholic Charities, I think I speak for all of us when I say, it is without question, the last twelve months have been trying. We have seen hardship in our work lives, family lives, and in the faces of those we have met. It has been difficult, and at...

Couple Donates $2 Million for Food Pantry

Prior to the pandemic, virtually all of our services were done face-to-face. We have been on Facebook Live and YouTube, so check us out at the Catholic Charities website.

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