Tag: Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities announces new board members

Catholic Charities announces new board members

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, the largest comprehensive social services organization in the region, announced Feb. 4 the appointment of five new board members effective Jan. 1, 2014.

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Catholic Charities plans Dorothy Day Center expansion

Catholic Charities plans Dorothy Day Center expansion

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Dorothy Day Center announced plans Dec. 20 to build a larger shelter and a housing development as well as a connection center offering various services. It will also work to add permanent affordable housing in St. Paul.

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The joy of the Gospel

The joy of the Gospel

| Kathy Tomlin | December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Right now, the holidays can be hard on people who live in poverty and struggle to make ends meet. But the holidays are only a bit more difficult than the rest of the year.

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Not just feeding the hungry, but feeding the spirit

Not just feeding the hungry, but feeding the spirit

| Kathy Tomlin | November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s easy to forget those for whom a meal is a basic need, those who struggle to put food on the table every day of the year.

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Program is ‘Christmas miracle’ for those in need

Program is ‘Christmas miracle’ for those in need

| Jennifer Janikula | November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Catholics reach out to those in need through organizations like Sponsor A Family, which recruits sponsors who purchase gifts for families that are struggling with basic needs.

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Grief counselors steer communities toward long-term healing

Grief counselors steer communities toward long-term healing

| October 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

After debris has been cleared and physical rebuilding is well underway, counselors for victims of natural disasters and violence contend that real healing still needs to take place.

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Charities prepare to mitigate impact of federal government shutdown

Charities prepare to mitigate impact of federal government shutdown

| Maria-Pia Negro | October 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

Catholic charities and churches across the Arlington Diocese in northern Virginia have been looking at how to lessen the impact of the government shutdown on the community.

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Neighborhood outreach pays off for Ascension School

Neighborhood outreach pays off for Ascension School

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ascension Catholic School has accepted 50 new students for the coming year and is opening two additional classrooms, due in large part to the school’s outreach to its north Minneapolis neighborhood.

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Parish assessments help to fund ministries in local Church

Parish assessments help to fund ministries in local Church

| May 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

While funds from the Catholic Services Appeal help to fund ministries in the archdiocese ranging from Catholic schools and Catholic Charities to seminarian education and youth programs, the CSA isn’t the only source of financial support for essential programs in the local Church.

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Shelter in need of volunteers

Shelter in need of volunteers

| November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Dorothy Day Center’s overflow shelter, located in a former Catholic Charities office building next door to the main Dorothy Day site in St. Paul, is in need of volunteers to help keep it open.

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When not behind plate, umpire makes serving others a priority

When not behind plate, umpire makes serving others a priority

| September 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

When Major League Baseball umpire Mark Wegner, a Catholic, is in Baltimore to work at an Orioles game, one way he likes to spend his spare time is by helping people in need.

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Challenging the community to help people find pathways out of poverty

Challenging the community to help people find pathways out of poverty

| Kathy Tomlin | September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

There are several initiatives in the works to attempt to reverse the affordable housing shortage and the growing shelter demand.

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