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Supplies Needed for Back to School - How You Can Help
Catholic Charities will be assisting our children and parents to prepare the 2023-24 academic school year and it will be here sooner than we think! We are asking for your participation by providing children with their basic school supplies, backpacks, pencils, erasers, pens, subject tablets, colo...

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Wellness in the Wallet: Catholic Charities Financial Empowerment Program
Catholic Charities Financial Empowerment Workshop Next workshop: When: Monday, May 8, 2023 9am-12pm and 1pm to 4pm Where:Catholic Charities Norwich Office, 331 Main St All are welcome! Meeting to share stories about paying bills and avoiding identity frauds and scams is usually not a ...

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Catholic Charities Diocese of Norwich Appoints Interim Director
The Most Rev. Michael R. Cote, President of Catholic Charities Diocese of Norwich, Inc., has announced the appointment of Kathleen Capon, MSW, as Interim Director of Catholic Charities. Capon has been a member of Catholic Charities Board of Directors since September 2021. “I am thankful ...

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You Can Make a Difference This Easter Season
  Catholic Charities Providing Help & Creating Hope Since 1921   Easter is a time for celebrating joy, new life, and hope. Many of us will spend Easter surrounded by friends and family.  There will be love to fill our hearts and food to enjoy. However, for some this...

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Catholic Charities Impacts Community History Project
Three years ago, COVID-19 slammed into our lives, putting a stop to our daily experiences. Most affected were people living on day-to-day incomes. Neighborhood and community connections were in danger, caused by dire predictions of contagion. For many, their only connections were with the Catholi...

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Knowledge is Power: Education at Any Age is the Key to a Better Life
Sir Francis Bacon is famous for saying, “Knowledge is power.” This quote is often used to relay the idea that having and sharing knowledge is the cornerstone of education and achievement. When it comes to finances, knowledge is simply not just dollars and cents. It is the ability to reas...

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Food Needed - Can You Help Catholic Charities?
Catholic Charities needs your help! Due to the food shortage our pantries are bare. Please help us feed the hungry by dropping off food at your local Catholic Charities. Some items in need are peanut butter, pasta and sauce, soups, mac & cheese, canned fruit and vegetables, etc.&nbs...

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It's a Wrap: Successful Catholic Charities Golf Tournament in the Books
The 17th Annual Catholic Charities Golf Tournament held Sept. 12 was a day filled with gratitude, food, fun and reflection.   Upon arrival at Great Neck Country Club in Waterford, golfers checked in to find a delicious BBQ lunch and complimentary hand-rolled cigars.  Bishop Michael...

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Backpacks for Back to School
Backpacks Containing School Supplies or Weekend Food Distributed throughout the Community I hope you all had a great summer and had the opportunity to enjoy the sunshine, a day at the shore, a fun family outing, or even journeyed to one of your favorite vacation spots.  My husband, daught...

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Help! Baby Supplies Needed for Parenting Program
Can you help us help new parents who are struggling?        Requests for our services continue to be overwhelming and we are quickly running out of resources for our Pregnancy/Parenting program.  We are in need of diapers especially sizes 4, 5 &6, and wipes.  &...

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Knights Honor Catholic Charities with McGivney Award
Catholic Charities Diocese of Norwich, Inc. received the Blessed Michael McGivney Award at the annual banquet of the Connecticut State Council of the Knights of Columbus March 24, 2024, at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT. In presenting the Award, State Deputy Joseph C. Rahtelli stated, “The Blessed McGivney Award recognizes individuals and organizations who have made significant humanitarian, civic and social contributions to their state, church and country.” Accepting the Award was Jack Babbitt, Chief Operating Officer of Catholic Charities Dio...

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Norwich  Catholic Charities Celebrates Community History Project
"Never to be forgotten" was the goal of Kathleen Capon when she responded to the Connecticut History Project March 10, 2022. The Hartford-based Connecticut Museum of Culture and History launched the Connecticut History Project to document and preserve CO-VID19 Pandemic stories from marginalized and key underrepresented populations. One hundred years previously, historical archives were sparse about the diverse and inclusive representation of the 1918 Influenza, called the Spanish Flu. Otis Library on Main St. in Norwich was one of the three Connecticut librarie...

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Catholic Charities Visits Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut’s New Innovation Center 
Kathy Capon, Norwich Diocesan Catholic Charities Board member, and Yahaira Gonzalez, New London Office Case Worker, visited the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut’s new Innovation Center on Eugene O’Neil Drive in New London, July 11, 2024. Mrs. Capon invited Erica Benvenuti from the Community Nutrition Program Education Office at UCONN to provide a presentation between the two agencies. Catholic Charities provided information regarding client services and educational programs. These included:  The Financial Empowerment Program, SNAP applications ...

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Annual Golf Tournament: A Celebration of Community and Generosity
Catholic Charities Diocese of Norwich recently held its highly anticipated Annual Golf Tournament, a cherished event that brings together community members, sponsors, and participants in support of various charitable initiatives. The tournament was not only a display of golfing prowess but also a testament to the generosity and community spirit that defines the diocese. A Heartfelt Thank You to Our Sponsors The success of the tournament would not have been possible without the generous contributions of our sponsors. We extend our deepest gratitude to the following spo...

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