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Share the journey – Sister Visitor Center is a source of hope for those in need

Fifty years ago, when I was a child growing up in St. Louis, I never could have imagined the path that lay ahead. At the time, I was a carefree 13-year-old, and although my family lived modestly to make ends meet, I had everything I needed: a comfortable home, food on the table, books for school. Read more.

2019-09-06T19:21:22+00:00September 6th, 2019|

Update on the Catholic Charities facility project

Yesterday the Landmarks Commission held a public hearing regarding the new building plan. A group a people who want the buildings landmarked as well as Catholic Charities presented their case. The hearing ended in a continuance and the next hearing with be on September 19. During that time, the commissioners plan to conduct a site visit and it will give the public a chance to voice opinions. We will keep you posted as we learn more.

2019-08-30T14:47:57+00:00August 30th, 2019|

Catholic Charities Connect Series offers inside look at its programs

Catholic Charities Connect Series will offer opportunities in September and October to learn more about the programs the agency offers.

During the one-hour sessions, attendees will meet staff, tour the facilities, hear personal stories and have a light meal catered by the agency’s Common Table. The sessions will be held at the agency’s West Louisville campus, 2234 W. Market St. The Dates and topics are:

  • Sept. 5 at 4:30 p.m. — Welcome: Migration and Refugee Services, Immigration Legal Services, Kentucky Office […]
2019-08-23T13:09:15+00:00August 23rd, 2019|

Catholic Charities more than halfway to fundraising goal

Catholic Charities of Louisville has reached 61 percent of its fundraising goal to build new headquarters in the 2900 block of South Fourth Street behind Holy Name Church.

The project is expected to cost about $7.5 million and thus far donors have given $4.55 million. Read more.

2019-08-15T14:58:39+00:00August 15th, 2019|

Volunteers share ‘love of Christ’ at border

Sister Susan Gatz spent two weeks this spring welcoming asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border, mindful during her stay of Ezra Lazarus’ invitation inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. The well-known inscription is an entreaty: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”

“That’s what was in front of me, day after day. We were trying to wrap our arms around them,” said Sister Gatz, a Sister of Charity of Nazareth, […]

2019-08-15T14:55:39+00:00August 15th, 2019|