Home/Stay Informed/All Diocesan Articles

All Diocesan Articles

 

 

Partners in Caring: Catholic Charities, Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Help Others  

Posted on October 07, 2020 in: Catholic Charities News

Partners in Caring: Catholic Charities, Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Help Others  

Catholic Charities is celebrating a long partnership with the Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women.

Catholic Charities can trace its beginning to a meeting of the New London branch of the Connecticut Council of Catholic Women in May of 1921. Mrs. Frank L. McGuire, president of the council's New London branch, presided over the meeting in which Rev. Matthew Judge, diocesan director of Catholic Charities, discussed the need for a Diocesan Bureau of Social Services in Eastern Connecticut. 

Catholic Charities was formed, and has enjoyed working closely with the council since that time.

One of the NDCCW’s areas of charitable work is the Layette program. For more than 40 years, the council has planned the Layette program for the collection of baby items. These include clothes for babies from birth through age three, diapers and wipes, and other much-needed items. Women from all the parish guilds in the diocese bring car-loads of new clothes, handmade blankets, diapers and more, which is donated to the Catholic Charities pregnancy program that helps low income families. 

The NDCCW also offers support by giving much-needed funds to help Catholic Charities continue its mission of “Providing Help and Creating Hope.”

As we at Catholic Charities celebrate our 99th anniversary, the need in Connecticut continues to be apparent, especially during this critical time of quarantine, business closures and social distancing. The agency relies heavily on our supporters, and we are blessed to have such a committed partner in the Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. We certainly could not do all the work that we do throughout Eastern Connecticut without the council’s help.

Catholic Charities is proud to show our gratitude and appreciation to all the women of the Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women for their support and involvement over the years.

By Laura Malone

Bookmark and Share  

Latest Articles
USCCB Offers Election Novena to Help Voters
Join the 40 Days For Life Rosary Rally
Hope and Faith Series - Speaking of Saints
Monthly Pro-Life Mass to be Held November 7th
Civilize It: Video Resources for This Election Season
Catholic Charities 15th Annual Golf Tournament: A Great Day for a Swing and a Prayer
Superintendent's Letter: See the Positives Among the Challenges of this School Year
Sacraments 101: Baptism is a Joining with Christ



Annual Catholic Appeal

Our ACA supported ministries rely on your continued support during this difficult time.
Thank you so much. 

ACA DONATE

English

Español


Signup for Weekly Newsletter

    Recently Added Galleries
    Click to view album: Blessing of the Fleet
    Click to view album: Mass of Ordination for Father Michael Bovino
    Click to view album: Rite of Election 2020
    Click to view album: Consecrated Life Mass

    Annual Fundraiser

    Your 100% tax deductible gift will help us continue to bring the gospel message and the news of the diocese to the faithful throughout eastern Connecticut and the world. Your generosity helps defray the production costs of our print, online, and email newsletter editions of the Four County Catholic, as well as enhancing our Social Media presence. 
     

    For those who would rather mail their gift click here.

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich
    201 Broadway
    Norwich, CT 06360-4328
    Phone: 860-887-9294