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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|

Welcome Katie Norton!

Katie Norton is the new Refugee Youth Mentoring Coordinator for MRS. She is a graduate of Western Kentucky University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Public Relations. Prior to her work at MRS, she completed internships with KRM and International Center in Bowling Green. She recently completed a VISTA service year with MRS, in which she successfully recruited and managed volunteers and worked to engage the community in our programming. We are excited to officially welcome her on staff […]

2019-08-13T18:44:26+00:00August 13th, 2019|

Archdiocesan All Staff Recognition Luncheon

Plans have been made for our annual agency staff celebration. We will gather on Friday, August 30, 2019, at Holy Family Parish in the Saffin Center – 3926 Poplar Level Rd. The program will begin promptly at 12:15 p.m.

Program Schedule

  • Welcome
  • Greeting and Meal Prayer
  • Lunch
  • Presentation of service awards
  • Departure

This is an all staff event and is not optional. When All Staff events are announced, your attendance is expected unless your work commitments make it impossible.

Unless a supervisor […]

2019-07-30T20:18:07+00:00July 30th, 2019|

Sister Visitor Center Block Party

Sister Visitor Center Block Party will be held next Wednesday, August 7th, from 11:00am-2:00pm, at the Sister Visitor Center on the block of 23rd Street, between Market and Pirtle Street. Join us for a cookout, as well as an opportunity to interact with families in the area as they enjoy activities and games. We would like to see you there! Please check with your supervisor to see if time and department workload allows as summer lunch hour is 45 minutes. […]

2019-07-30T16:35:51+00:00July 30th, 2019|

Sister Visitor Center celebrates 50 years

By Ruby Thomas, Record Staff Writer
In the late 1960s, a handful of Sisters of Charity of Nazareth teaching in West Louisville noticed their students were coming to school hungry and wearing dirty clothing.

Upon visiting the students’ homes, the sisters found homes that lacked food and running water. They decided something needed to be done to help the families.

In 1969, Sister Visitor Center was born. The center, now part of Catholic Charities of Louisville, has been serving the area’s neediest families […]

2019-07-25T13:39:05+00:00July 25th, 2019|

Hundreds in Louisville stand up for people in immigrant detention centers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – More than 100 people crowded around the steps of the Cathedral of the Assumption in downtown Louisville on Friday night to stand up for those in detention centers along the southern U.S. border. Read more.

2019-07-15T12:46:30+00:00July 15th, 2019|