Statement by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge on Poverty Awareness Month

Statement by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge on Poverty Awareness Month

January is Poverty Awareness Month, and in the past year, many of us heard of, or perhaps experienced, greater levels of poverty than ever before. Neighbors who have always struggled to pay their bills or rent have fallen further behind. Others, who lived on the...
CAN do: Volunteers help Christ House residents find more than jobs

CAN do: Volunteers help Christ House residents find more than jobs

Recently, we asked the Catholic Charities volunteers who operate our Christians are Networking (CAN) program how and why they do it. Q: Tell me about your collective backgrounds. How does it transfer to your roles as volunteers for Christians are Networking (CAN)? A....
Volunteers: follow Jesus and set healthy boundaries

Volunteers: follow Jesus and set healthy boundaries

By Sally O’Dwyer Catholic Charities volunteers come to us primarily because they want to make a difference in the lives of the poor and the vulnerable people we serve. They want to help — without harming the person they serve, or themselves. The key to...
Gratitude, Food, Loved Ones . . . Thanksgiving!

Gratitude, Food, Loved Ones . . . Thanksgiving!

Here at Catholic Charities we are grateful for the joy that our clients bring, the dedication our staff gives, and the generosity that volunteers and supporters bestow upon us all the time. Bishop Loverde will serve Thanksgiving dinner at Christ House as he has done...