Diocesan News

CCHD Collection This Week

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) collection will be taken up in all parishes of Brooklyn and Queens on the weekend of Nov. 22-23. Founded in 1970 by the Catholic Bishops of the U.S. as their domestic anti-poverty program, CCHD was proposed by the late Brooklyn Bishop Francis J. Mugavero. CCHD brings Catholic social teaching to life. Projects supported by CCHD move beyond providing for immediate needs. They work to build healthy, sustainable futures for communities. The funds have been integral to developing community and economic development programs across the U.S. that help poor and marginalized people join together to make decisions, seek solutions to local problems and find ways to improve their lives and neighborhoods. Several economic development grants have been awarded within the Diocese of Brooklyn to help create new businesses and jobs for both elder and child-care, as well as ways of helping the formerly incarcerated start a living wage trade.

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