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Thanksgiving Baskets;  Blessing Needy Families in our Community
On Monday, November 18, Catholic Charities welcomed clients and families to their annual Thanksgiving turkey distribution with fixings at our Norwich, Willimantic, and New London offices. The agency distributed turkeys and chickens supplemented with gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, green beans, and crescent rolls to over 220 families. Happiness ensued as shopping bags filled with these goods, and people secured traditional ingredients for the yearly feast.    Through the emergency food pantry program, Catholic Charities puts tens of thousa...

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Catholic Charities' Board Member Dr. Christopher Lipinski Invested into the Order of Malta
On November 15, 2019, Dr. Christopher Lipinski was invested into the Order of Malta. The investiture took place at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City during the Solemn Mass of Investiture celebrated by Cardinal Se├ín Patrick O’Malley, OFM Cap, Archbishop of Boston. Dr. Lipinski was invested with 70 Knights and Dames into the Sovereign Order of Malta, American Association. Founded in 1099, the Order of Malta is more than 900 years old and runs hospitals, medical centers, nursing homes and hospice care. From its origin and throughout history, it has emp...

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Help Those Most in Need this Holiday Season With a Food Donation
As we prepare for the upcoming holidays, won't you consider donating non-perishable food items to any of our four locations?  Your donation will help feed those most in need.  Items needed: Canned Vegetables, Pasta, Cereal, Peanut Butter, Soup, Oatmeal, Tuna, Spaghetti Sauce, Canned Fruit, Rice, Beans, Snacks Norwich-331 Main St.  860-889-8346 New London- 28 Huntington St  860-443-5328 Willimantic- 88 Jackson Street 860-423-7065 Middletown-51 Broad Street 860-346-0060 Thank You!   

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Catholic Charities Annual Fund Begins November 1, 2019
Catholic Charities embarks on its 99th anniversary of Providing Help & Creating Hope to those most in need throughout Eastern Connecticut.  Our rich history of ministering to people of all faiths, during their time of crisis, is the foundation of the work that we do each and every day. For 99 years, Catholic Charities has continued to love the most vulnerable, of every faith and background, right here in Eastern Connecticut.  That love remains the clearest evidence of God’s grace in our lives.  After so many years, people certainly know Catholic ...

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Monthly Pregnancy Support Group
Catholic Charities, Norwich will be sponsoring a monthly pregnancy support group! Pregnant women and new mothers of children ages birth to 1, will meet once a month in our Norwich office located at 331 Main Street.  Each month a different topic will be covered.  Topics include: "I'm Pregnant, and what can I expect", Breastfeeding, Solid food, Parenting tips, etc.  There will be time for questions and open discussion along with a raffle!  Please call 860-889-8346 ext. 265 to sign up for this group! 

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Help Catholic Charities Deliver Hope this Christmas
Help us assist families and children in need in Eastern CT this Christmas by donating a new and unwrapped toy or gift card for children ages 1-15.  Donations are being accepted at all of our locations until December 12th.  Your donation will help children and families most in need, have a wonderful Christmas experience. Norwich-331 Main Street 860-889-8346 New London-28 Huntington Street 860-443-5328 Willimantic- 88 Jackson Street 860-423-7065 Middletown- 51 Broad Street 860-346-0060 Thank you!  

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St. John Church, Uncasville Hosts Baby Shower to Benefit Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities would like to thank St. John Church and the Divine Mercy Faith Community for the recent Baby Shower which was held at St. John Church.  We are so grateful for all the items collected, especially the beautiful handmade blankets.  This  donation will be well utilized by our Intensive Case Management Program which serves all those in crisis.  Our greatest joy is when families come to us needing help, and we are able to provide them with whatever their needs might be. The support of St. John Church and the Divine Mercy Faith Community m...

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Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Council 5633 Helps Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities would like to express our thankfullness to the Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Council Number 5633 in Niantic for the generous $250.00 donation to Catholic Charities to help provide assistance to individuals and families living in the Diocese of Norwich.  Catholic Charities has had a presence in the area since 1921, making it one of the oldest social service agencies in the region.  We have a strong commitment to assist those most in need, as well as supporting, strengthening and empowering them to attain the highest level of ...

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Catholic Charities Golf Tournament a Success!
A Great Day for a Swing and a Prayer!  Catholic Charities held its 14th Annual Golf Tournament at Fox Hopyard Golf Club in East Haddam and it was one of the best tournaments on record!  Bishop Michael Cote, who was an honorary guest, participated in the Tournament.  Other members of the clergy who played in the Tournament were Monsignor Les Janik, Father Kevin Reilly, and Father Greg Galvin. All participants enjoyed an amazing catered lunch sponsored by A Beautiful Company and Cahill & Associates Financial Services, LLC, before brief remarks fr...

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Thank you to our 14th Annual Golf Tournament Sponsors!
Catholic Charities would like to thank the following community businesses and our local parishes for their support as sponsors for our 14th Annual Golf Tournament.  Proceeds from the event allow us to continue our mission of Providing Help & Creating Hope to those most in need throughout Eastern Connecticut.  Thank you again for your support!  Platinum Sponsorship- ShopRite Stores - The Capano Family   Gold Sponsorship- Conway, Londregan, Sheehan & Monaco, P.C.   Silver Sponsorship- Knights of Columbus, Supreme Council...

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Thank You!  Knights of Columbus Seaside Council 17
Catholic Charities would like to thank the Knights of Columbus Seaside Council 17 for the generous $500.00 donation to Catholic Charities to help those most in need in the New London area.  Catholic Charities has had a presence in the area since 1921, making it one of the oldest social service agencies in the region.  We have a strong commitment to assist those most in need, as well as supporting, strengthening and empowering them to attain the highest level of self-sufficiency through education and enrichment.  It is because of the ongoing partnerships we...

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Catholic Charities Receives Grant from the George & Grace Long Foundation!
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich would like to express our sincerest gratitude to our generous donors at the George & Grace Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A,, Co-Trustee, for awarding the grant in the amount of $2,500. It is with great appreciation that we accept this grant which will help us to impact the lives of the underserved populations throughout Eastern Connecticut who come to us in crisis through our Intensive Case Management (ICM)/Emergency Basic Needs (EBN) Program.  Our ICM program helps with, but not limited to, rental and utility assista...

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Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich, Celebrates Selection as a Stop & Shop Community Bag Program Beneficiary
Catholic Charities, Providing Help & Creating Hope in New London, Middlesex, Windham & Tolland counties, has been selected as a beneficiary of the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program.  The Stop & Shop Community Bag Program, which launched in May 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work.  Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich was selected as a beneficiary of the program by store leadership.  Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich will rec...

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 Human Resources, Finances, & Fundraising Volunteers Needed!
If you have a background in Human Resources, Finances, or Fundraising and are looking to be part of a group that gives back to others throughout the Diocese.  For more information email edwardtessman@ccfsn.org.   

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St. Thomas More School Helps Others This Christmas!
On Tuesday, December 18th Maura Howard, Assistant Dean of Students at St. Thomas More School visited Catholic Charities bearing gifts.  Maura and the St. Thomas More School community generously donated $1,000 in gift cards to the clients of Catholic Charities.  Maura also presented Catholic Charities with a check for the agency’s Emergency Basic Needs Program Fuel Fund.   The money raised for these generous gifts were from donations made by the students and faculty members of St. Thomas More School.  Maura has coordinated this on behalf of Catholic...

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Diocese of Norwich

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