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Feast Day of St. Dismas: Prison/Jail Ministry

Today we celebrate the feast day of St. Dismas, patron saint of the Prison and Jail Ministry program.

The Penitent Their, also known as the Good Thief or the Thief on the Cross, is on of the two unnamed persons mentioned in a version of the Crucifixion of Jesus in the New Testament.  In the accounts in the Gospel of Mark and Gospel of Matthew, these two join the crowd in mocking Jesus.  The Gospel of Luke describes one asking Jesus […]

2018-09-17T20:06:40+00:00April 4th, 2019|Employee News|

St. Josephine Bakhita: Bakhita Empowerment Initiative

Today we celebrate the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita, patron saint of the Bakhita Empowerment Initiative

“The Lord has loved me so much: we must love everyone…we must be compassionate!” – Josephine Bakhita was born in Darfur, Sudan. Between 1876 and 1882 Bakhita was sold three times. She suffered extreme torture in captivity and eventually she was sold to an Italian diplomat who gave her as a “gift” to a friend who took her to Italy to act as a […]

2018-09-17T19:49:18+00:00February 8th, 2019|Employee News|

Support Darko as he shares his journey to ‘Home’

Support Darko as he tells his story of HOME as part of a Courier Journal Story Telling Project.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here. 

When: Tuesday, December 4 from 6 – 8:30  pm

Where: Play Louisville, 1101 E Washington St,  40206

2018-11-12T18:42:17+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Employee News|

Refugee families learn about Thanksgiving tradition

By Ruby Thomas, Record Staff Writer

Recently arrived refugees and former refugees, many wearing colorful traditional clothing, joined with members of the Catholic and wider community for an early celebration of Thanksgiving Nov. 21.

Catholic Charities’ annual Thanksgiving Welcoming Celebration, held at the St. Anthony Campus on West Market Street, is now in its fourth year. It included traditional Thanksgiving foods and desserts as well as dishes brought by refugee families to share.


2018-12-05T15:18:13+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Latest News|

New program aims to empower the needy

By Ruby Thomas, Record Staff Report

Low-income individuals who seek services from Catholic Charities of Louisville will soon find they are being encouraged to address the personal hardships they are

Thanks to a $50,000 grant awarded by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), Catholic Charities is developing a new program that aims to bring about “systemic” change to lift low-income individuals out of poverty, said Deacon Lucio Caruso, director of mission for Catholic Charities. The […]

2018-11-26T14:57:04+00:00November 21st, 2018|Latest News|

Advent starts Dec 2 – Sign up for daily reflections from CCUSA

Daily Advent Reflections from CCUSA

Sunday, December 2, marks the beginning of Advent. Once again, CCUSA will offer Advent reflections on each day’s Mass readings, authored by Catholic Charities employees and other social concerns ministers. The reflections will arrive by email first thing each morning. Sign up here to receive them.

2018-11-19T15:37:15+00:00November 19th, 2018|Employee News|

Six local groups benefit from collection

By Ruby Thomas, Record Staff Writer

The annual collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) will take place in the Archdiocese of Louisville parishes this weekend — Nov. 17-18 — and will coincide with the Second World Day of the Poor, which will be observed Nov. 18.

“This collection empowers low-income people to work to break the cycle of poverty in their communities, helping them to live life anew in dignity,” said a Nov. […]

2018-11-19T15:28:58+00:00November 15th, 2018|Latest News|