All Diocesan Articles

 

 

A Season of Giving

Posted on October 26, 2020 in: Catholic Charities News

A Season of Giving

‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’
                                                                                                                                     Mt 25:40

Among this tumultuous time of COVID-19, Catholic Charities is assisting anyone who comes to us in need. Although the giving season is year-round for us, this is that special time of year when Thanksgiving and Christmas are on the minds of our families and friends. During this time of the pandemic, more families than ever need our help, and as the holiday season nears, many people are beginning to worry. Families are starting to wonder how they will be able to manage putting food on the table for Thanksgiving, but also how their children will be able to enjoy Christmas.

As we gather a little differently this year for Thanksgiving and Christmas, we still are grateful for all of the gifts and blessings God has given to us. Catholic Charities would like to help families in need during this holiday season by providing food, Christmas toys and gift cards for those who are struggling and who need a helping hand. We are seeking donations of nonperishable food items for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner such as boxed stuffing mix, instant mashed potatoes, gravy, canned vegetables and macaroni and cheese, or a grocery gift card. For our families with children, we are requesting donations of unwrapped toys and gift cards for boys and girls of all ages.

While we are all attempting to navigate through these trying times, Catholic Charities is hoping to create a stable and traditional time of Christmas celebrations, especially for the children. This is an important goal for our agency this year, and we know we would not be able to assist those individuals and families who come to us in crisis without your help. As witnessed by a client last year, your donations make a huge impact:

“Christmas can be a very stressful time of year for anyone. This year was very different for our family due to some financial obstacles, unemployment because of illness, and finding out we were expecting another member to our family. We had never needed assistance but this year we could not have had a Christmas without seeking out help from Catholic Charities. I could not be more grateful for the support this program provided for my family. Everyone involved was welcoming and made us feel like we were worth it! My six-year-old boy will wake up on Christmas morning with a smile on his face because of everything Catholic Charities has done for us.”- R.R.

Catholic Charities would like to thank you for being a light in a dark and difficult time for so many, and we wish you all a very blessed, healthy and peaceful Thanksgiving holiday.

By Laura Malone

Bookmark and Share  

Most Viewed Articles of the Last 30 Days

Former Chairperson’s Presence Felt at Catholic Charities Golf Tournament
Catholic Charities wrapped up another successful Golf Tournament at Great Neck Country Club on September 13th, 2021. We were blessed with a beautiful day to host 92 golfers, including Bishop Michael Cote, Monsignor Les Janik and Father Kevin Reilly.  This year’s tournament was bittersweet after the sudden passing of Ralph Monaco a few months ago. Ralph served on the Catholic Charities Board of Directors and started this tournament 16 years ago. We were most honored to have Ralph’s wife, Dina, join us at the tournament. Bishop Cote gave a touching speech ...

Read More

Lifting the Burden: Help Catholic Charities by Donating Baby Supplies
Catholic Charities has been assisting struggling families for 100 years.  In Fiscal Year 2021 they have provided over 1,000 infant and toddler services to families in our neighborhoods. Can you help us - help those families who are facing increased hardship during this challenging time? We are in dire need of baby items such as diapers (all sizes especially 4,5 & 6), wipes, new winter clothing, formula, baby food, and baby toiletries. Your donation will lift some of the burdens that new families are now facing. Donations can be dropped off at any of our four...

Read More

Catholic Charities Diocese of Norwich: Key Dates and Milestones of the 1950s and 1960s
1950s Aug. 6, 1953, Pope Pius XII established the Diocese of Norwich with Bishop Bernard J. Flanagan as bishop. The jurisdiction of the Diocese included the four counties in Eastern Connecticut: New London, Norwich, Middlesex, Tolland, and Fishers Island, a small portion of Suffolk County in New York State. Saint Patrick Church in Norwich became the Cathedral of Saint Patrick with Norwich as the See (the place of the bishop’s residence and cathedral) of the new diocese. The Norwich Diocesan Bureau of Social Service was incorporated as a not-for-profit entity in ...

Read More

Layette Program Benefits Catholic Charities
Each year we invite women of our parishes to become members of the Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women.  Membership is open to all women in the Diocese of Norwich. This membership collection not only enrolls you as a member of the Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, but also provides 60% of the total collected to Catholic Charities (over the years we have given many thousands of dollars to Catholic Charities); 5% to the National Council of Catholic Women; 15% to the district to which your affiliated organization belongs; and 20% to the Norwich Diocesa...

Read More

Our Advertisers Support Our Ministries

Please Support Our Advertisers

Annual Catholic Appeal

 
Signup for Weekly Newsletter


    Recently Added Galleries
    Click to view album: Palm Sunday
    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
    Latest Articles
    O Tannenbaum - Help Us Decorate a Tree
    Praying Your Goodbyes ~ Bereavement Day of Prayer
    Permanent Diaconate Candidates Complete Summer Pastoral Ministries
    40 Days For Life Campaign Director - Hope & Faith Video Series
    Former Chairperson’s Presence Felt at Catholic Charities Golf Tournament
    Take a Look at October Events Around the Diocese
    An Autumn Journey
    Virtual Rosary Prayed Live Online Every Tuesday in October

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