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Catholic Charities Receives Grant from Chelsea Groton Bank
Catholic Charities was visited by Cynthia Harris of Chelsea Groton Bank, who delivered a $7,500 check from Chelsea Groton to support their Emergency Basic Needs Program.  The Emergency Basic Needs Program is the most utilized program within the agency and provides basic need assistance to those...

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Bob’s Discount Furniture Non-Exempt Employees Help Others this Holiday Season
Catholic Charities was blessed to be visited by Dorothy Stropparo, James Renfro and Maribel Santiago from Bob’s Furniture in Taftville.  The three delivered a check in the amount of $1,210.07 with 10 gift certificates for either one ham or one turkey, up to $20, to help those served by Ca...

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Catholic Charities partners with local agencies to help those most in need this Thanksgiving
As most gathered with friends and family for Thanksgiving, there were many who could not afford dinner for their families.  With the help of many community partners, like the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, the Connecticut Food Bank, Shop Rite and Stop & Shop, Catholic Charities was...

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Catholic Charities Annual Fund Kicks Off!
On November 1st, Catholic Charities kicked off their 2018-2019 Annual Fund and mailed their annual brochure and pledge card to their faithful donors, locally and outside of Connecticut.  The money raised from their Annual Fund is used to support agency programs and needs that are not met throug...

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Catholic Charities USA has mobilized to help communities affected by Hurricane Florence
While North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia brace for devastating damage, Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) is working closely with local agencies to ensure they are able to respond quickly. CCUSA has set up its website donation page and text-to-give platform in order to support individuals an...

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People’s United Community Foundation Funding to Help Job Readiness Program for Puerto Rican Refugees.
Norwich, CT – Karen Galbo, VP, Executive Director of People’s United Community Foundation, and members of People’s United Bank presented Edward Tessman, Executive Director, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich, with a check for a grant to help Hurricane Maria refugees living in E...

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CCFSA Family Champions
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich would like to congratulate Cindy Mageski and Monsignor Leszek Janik as Connecticut Council of Family Services, 2018 Family Champions! CCFSA recognizes individuals across the state who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to strengthen and support fa...

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Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Support Catholic Charities
Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women help support Catholic Charities By Judith K. Pappagallo OLD LYME – Judith K. Pappagallo, President of the Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, (NDCCW) and members of the Council gathered at Christ the King Parish in Old Lyme, for a luncheon...

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 Adoption Is Love;  Words Of Wisdom From a Birth Mother
"No matter the journey of how you got to where you are now, no matter the choices and circumstances of how you became pregnant does not matter. What matters are the choices you make for your future and the future of your baby. That's right I said YOUR baby, because this child is inside your...

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Face of Adoption;  Carried In Our Hearts:  By Mary Beth Cormier
“I can’t get married for two years”. That was my uncensored way of blurting out to my future husband that I wanted to pursue a relationship with him, more than just friends. I regretted saying it the moment those words took a detour around my filter. Dan responded with “Maybe...

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How Adoption Has Affected my Life

Posted on January 01, 2017 in: Adoption

How Adoption Has Affected my Life
A loving family adopted me when I was 4 months old. I was born in Odessa, Ukraine, the second largest country in Europe. The Ukraine is in Eastern Europe, north of the Black Sea. My parents and older brother flew out of JFK airport and landed in the capitol city, Kiev and traveled 17 hours by train ...

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