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This year on February 29th, we are celebrating the rare and wonderful occurrence of Leap Year! This extra day is a precious gift – an additional opportunity to hope, love, dream, and be with family. At Catholic Charities of New York, we believe in making every moment...
At once the Spirit drove him out into the desert,and he remained in the desert for forty days,tempted by Satan. He was among wild beasts,and the angels ministered to him.Mark 1:12-15 On the first Sunday of Lent, the Gospel brings us to the desert. Here, Jesus spent forty days and forty nights fasting. Following his...
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,...
On Monday, January 15th, Catholic Charities New York joined forces with the UJA Federation of New York to commemorate the enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. together. The day was characterized by collaborative volunteer initiatives spanning the Archdiocese,...
Looking back and looking forward are perennial New Year’s themes. This year, as every year, there is much to regret and decry and much to celebrate and applaud. In looking to the new year through the prism of Catholic Charities I also see similar themes — hope and worry. I worry...
In the heart of New York City, where the bustling streets of commerce, tourism, and entertainment intersect, a unique and heartwarming initiative takes center stage during the holiday season. The 2023 Light the World Giving Machines campaign, launched by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...
THE NEEDIEST CASES FUND in Partnership with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York In “an all-hands-on-deck” year, nonprofit groups help families with toys, food, books and winter essentials. Keeping Families Warm Volunteers streamed into the expansive basement of the Church of Our Saviour on Park Avenue in Manhattan on Dec....
Imagine all the people who landed in foster care — John Lennon. Ella Fitzgerald. Eddie Murphy. Marilyn Monroe. Steve Jobs. Ice T. Cher. Nelson Mandela. Eleanor Roosevelt. J.R.R.R. Tolkien. And about 8,000 children in New York City right now. They all ended up living with foster families—or with relatives, in...
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