As Thanksgiving approaches, I am once again excited to watch newly-arrived refugee families experience the holiday for the first time. While it may be a new tradition for many of them, the idea of coming together to share a meal is familiar. It gives us all the opportunity to express our gratitude and build community. Read more.
Cards Come Together service opportunities included a community cleanup in Old Louisville, a composting project, a beautification project with New Directions and volunteering at the Americana Community Center’s fall festival. In addition, daily on-campus donation drives benefited Dare to Care, Volunteers of America Shelby Men’s Recovery program, Jefferson County Public School students and Catholic Charities of Louisville. Read More.
Community leaders broke ground on the new Dare to Care Community Kitchen on Thursday in Louisville’s Parkland neighborhood. Read more.
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.
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 […]
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.
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, […]