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Then a cloud came,casting a shadow over them;then from the cloud came a voice,“This is my beloved Son.  Listen to him.”Mark 9:7 On the second Sunday of Lent, we move from Jesus’ 40-day retreat in the desert to the mountains for his Transfiguration. Jesus took three of his apostles — Peter, James, and John...
On February 8th, at the Church of Our Saviour in Midtown Manhattan, a dynamic group of young professionals gathered for an inspiring evening titled “The Journey From Homelessness to Home,” organized by Catholic Charities of New York’s Junior Board. This event was held to raise awareness...
On Tuesday, January 23, the New York City Department of Homeless Services (DHS) conducted its annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE) Count, a citywide community volunteer effort to count every New Yorker sleeping on the streets during the winter months. On the same evening, at the Chapel of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary,...
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York recently partnered with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) to host a special event in the Bronx, exclusively for seniors in need. Over 100 seniors were provided with free health screenings through the services offered by the new MKS Ralph Lauren Cancer Center. The...
One day it can be a call from a formerly-prominent disco producer at a prestigious Manhattan address who has landed on hard times and is in danger of being evicted. Or a family in the Bronx needs to navigate the state’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), as they have fallen...
By Peter Feuerherd Cynthia Contreras’ cellphone went off the weekend of Jan. 15, soon after Gov. Kathy Hochul and the state legislature allowed the emergency Covid-relief rental eviction moratorium to expire. That decision, made in Albany, reverberated 140 miles south at the Betances Houses in the Bronx, where...
Thousands of New Yorkers, emerging from the Covid pandemic, are behind on their rent. The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), a state subsidy program for tenants and landlords, has helped but has been marked by slow responses and has expired. The...
Nishi Akter has one main goal in her studies at Fordham University: “I’m doing all this as a way out of the cycle of poverty.” Born in Noakhali, Bangladesh, Ms. Akter came to the United States with her family in 2013 and settled in the Bronx. She...
47,045 people in the city’s shelter system at start of July 2021. 16,981 homeless individuals are single adults. 9,000 homeless people were housed in temporary hotel emergency shelters. Now that Covid-19 restrictions have lifted for most of New York City, the fate of the homeless is uncertain. While the pandemic triggered...
April 1st was Holy Thursday; a day Christians celebrate in the lead up to Easter. In the West Farms neighborhood in the Bronx this Holy Thursday was celebrated with families, Catholic Charities, and Cardinal Dolan and others at a food distribution event that included a blessing by the Cardinal of the...
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