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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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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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Sponsors and Golfers Needed for 14th Annual Catholic Charities Golf Tournament
Join us for a swing and a prayer on Wednesday, September 18th at the Fox Hopyard Golf Club for Catholic Charities’ 14th Annual Golf Tournament. Catholic Charities has been Providing Help & Creating Hope to those most in need throughout Eastern Connecticut for the last 98 years, serving people of all faith.  Join us for a day of golf at a great course and directly impact those living in our community. Registration begins at 10:30am.  Lunch is served at 11:00am.  Shotgun Start begins at 1:00pm.  Dinner is served and awards are presented at ...

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Catholic Charities' 2019 Family Champions Honored at Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies Awards
Press Release New Haven, CT, May 23, 2019:  The Connecticut Council of Family Services Agencies (CCFSA) honored Dr. Steven M. Coan of Stonington, CT, and Ms. Kim Quinn of Griswold, CT as true champions for CT’s children and families at their annual award ceremony, May 22, 2019 at the New Haven Lawn Club in New Haven. Dr. Steven M. Coan received the 2019 Family Champion Award for his outstanding volunteer service to children and families as a Board Member of Catholic Charities Diocese of Norwich, Inc. Ms. Kim Quinn received the 2019 Family Champion Award ...

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Catholic Charities Announces Employee of the Year 2019!
Susan Connelly, Employee of the Year 2019! Susan Connelly, Finance Director for Catholic Charities, was recently identified by her colleagues as 2019 Employee of the Year.  Ed Tessman, Executive Director, stated, “Susan’s many contributions and involvement in our program services made her an easy choice for her peers.  She embodies the work and goes above and beyond for those we serve.  I am grateful that she is part of the Catholic Charities’ team.”

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St. Agustine & St. John Ladies Guild Baby Shower & Tea to Benefit Catholic Charities
The St. Augustine’s Ladies Guild met on Sunday April 28th in the afternoon for tea and a baby shower.  A baby shower for the pregnant mothers and clients with young children of Catholic Charities. The guild met at St. Augustine in the Church Hall where Ed Tessman, Executive Director of Catholic Charities, thanked them for their help and support.  Not only did the guild present Ed with a table full of basic needs and essentials for any new mother, they presented Catholic Charities with a check for $500 to continue the good work that the Catholic Charities ...

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Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women help support Catholic Charities
WILLIMANTIC – The Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women gathered at St. Joseph Church in Willimantic Sunday April 28th in the afternoon for a luncheon and to present staff of Catholic Charities with items collected throughout the Diocese for their Annual Layette Program. Every year, through the Council’s Layette Program, the women of the council actively collect baby clothes, diapers, baby wipes, and blankets.  These items are presented to Catholic Charities at a luncheon.  Edward J. Tessman, Executive Director of Catholic Charities and Miriam ...

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