Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens knows how to party at the same that it helps get kids ready for school. On Aug. 2, it hosted its 11th annual “Kids Fun Day” at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Astoria, where it had games and activities for children, distributed school supplies and offered free products and medical services from vendors.
Joliet’s St. Margaret Mary Church in Naperville, Ill. came to Brooklyn in July to assist Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens. The youth came as part of the Young Neighbors in Action program, which involves youth from across the country taking part in volunteer projects.
St. Charles Jubilee Senior Center in Brooklyn Heights, whichis run by Catholic Charities of Brooklyn & Queens, had a special party on July 17.
The Smithsonian Museum of American History is looking at the possibility of acquiring for its collection drawings made by children ages 10 and 11 at a Catholic Charities center in Texas, which may depict their stay at federal detention centers for immigrants near the border.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens hosted on June 19 the agency’s annual humanitarian awards and benefit dinner, a fundraiser held this year at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan.
Caritas Internationalis is the umbrella organization that serves as a federation for more than 160 national Catholic charities all over the world, from Sri Lanka and Ukraine, to Nicaragua and Haiti.
Father Patrick Keating has been appointed by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio as the new Economo of the Brooklyn Diocese.
Belise Nishimwe remembers what it’s like to feel voiceless. Born in a refugee camp in Tanzania, she came to Portland at age 5 unable to speak or understand English. She couldn’t pass her first year of kindergarten.
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.
Twenty-nine percent of the population in Brooklyn and Queens is over 65 years of age, higher than any other borough of New York City. The needs of our seniors are widespread and complex, ranging from loneliness and depression to the physical and financial challenges to living independently.