East Flatbush Parish Hosts Hundreds for Turkey Giveaway

“It’s very important to me because it shows other people and our children to be generous and kind always,” said Maria Catanese, who, along with her husband Alphonse, donated hundreds of Thanksgiving turkeys to fellow New Yorkers through Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens.

Support the Campaign for Human Development

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, working to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ “to bring good news to the poor … release to captives … sight to the blind, and let the oppressed go free” (Luke 4:18), as stated on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ website.

Bishop DiMarzio Leads Catholics, Buddhists to Meet with Pope on Green Affordable Housing

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio led a group of Catholic and Buddhist leaders from Brooklyn, Chicago, Ill., and Los Angeles, Calif., at a meeting with Pope Francis Sept. 12. The delegation presented the Holy Father with sustainable projects they are working on that will provide affordable housing to serve vulnerable populations, like the elderly and formerly homeless. 

Tablet Talk Sept. 8

Tons of Fun with Catholic Charities; Kid’s Bereavement Camp; Death of St. Padre Pio; Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn; Grandparents;

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Are Themes for Earth Day

Catholic Charities observed the 48th anniversary of Earth Day by teaching children how to reduce, reuse and recycle at the Ocean Bay Community Center, in the Arverne section of Rockaway.

SS. Joachim and Anne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Founded in 1991, SS. Joachim & Anne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, an affiliate of Catholic Charities, recognizes the difficulties of the aging population and is dedicated to providing compassionate quality care, focusing on the physical as well as the spiritual needs of its residents.

Union Workers’ Community Services Honor Dr. King

To observe the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., members of District Council 9 and International Union of Painters and Allied Trades dedicated their skills to the Fort Greene community.

Statewide Honors for Charities’ Senior VP

Emmie Glynn Ryan of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens received the Vincenza DeFazio Award for outstanding contributions to the work of the NYS Council of Catholic Charities Directors in Albany last month.

Community Debates Sale of Angel Guardian Home

Hours after Dyker Heights seniors rallied with politicians to keep their senior center open at its current site, their request was granted. But the community’s conflict with the Mercy Sisters runs deeper than a lease agreement.

Charities Expands Addiction Treatment Services to Teens

Efforts to combat America’s opioid crisis are poised to be at the forefront of the nation’s priorities this new year, and Catholic Charities recently launched an adolescent addiction treatment program for teenagers.