Each year, at the “Flames of Charity Gala” Catholic Charities recognizes people in our Diocese who have made a major contribution of their time, talent and treasure, and as a result have made an impact to those we serve through our various ministries.   This year our honorees are:  Humanitarian of the Year - Herbert V. Levinsky; Community Servants of the Year - Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, Anne King - President; Honoring our Heritage Award - Lois Geary; and Employee of the Year – Rosalinda Bazinet.  
 $100 until March 31 $125 after April 1

Flames of Remembrance:
 $50 Memorial candle to honor a friend or loved one

Presenting Sponsor - $5,000 Recognition at the event, reserved table of 10 (premium seating), logo on Catholic Charities website, name and logo on display board at the event as well as an opportunity to speak at the event.

Love & Light Sponsor - $2,500 Recognition at the event, reserved table of 10, premium seating, logo on Catholic Charities website, name and logo on display board at the event.

Table Sponsor - $1,500 Recognition at the event, reserved table of 10, logo on Catholic Charities website, name and logo on display board at the event.

Proceeds from this event allow Catholic Charities to carry out its mission of helping
those most in need throughout Eastern Connecticut and Fishers Island, New York.
Catholic Charities is a 503 (c) (b) not-for-profit organization.
For more information, please contact Christine Jackel, Development Coordinator
via phone:  860-886-1928 x12, or e-mail: cjackel@norwichdiocese.net. 

From the Executive Director:

Welcome to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich. I hope you find our new website easy to navigate and informative about our services and mission. I am excited about our new site as it is reflective of many changes occurring at Catholic Charities. We are a human service organization responding to Christ's call to provide compassionate social services to eastern Connecticut for over 90 years. During these years, services have expanded from meeting basic needs, providing emergency services and assisting with adoptions to include behavioral health counseling and housing/foreclosure assistance. We continue to strive to be innovative in order to meet the needs of all people in our community, regardless of their faith or religious beliefs.

The social service landscape continues to change and be challenged by increased demands, strains on the family due to economic and social pressures, and more limited funding. During these challenging times we remain strong in our commitment to serve our neighbors in need and we are comforted through our faith in knowing that, together, we will be here to fulfill our mission. I encourage you to explore our site and see how you can help us make a difference in the lives of those we serve, whether it is through volunteering your time and talent or donating to help us continue to run one of our programs.

Please explore the site, watch our videos and come back again to see the changes we are making so we can remain a stable and reliable source of support to all the families in need throughout the diocese and eastern Connecticut.

May your life be filled with many blessings,

Jim Maffuid
Executive Director



The Norwich Council of Catholic Women hosted their annual Baby Layette for Catholic Charities Pregnancy Support Services. The women donated hundreds of baby clothes, diapers, and handmade layettes, in addition to a check for over $19,000! We could not serve the number of mothers-to-be without the support of this wonderful group of women. THANK YOU!


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