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|Bishop Sullivan to bless Lenten Rice Bowls- Sat., March 1 at noon - St. Mary's in Salem|
Since 1975, in a campaign known as CRS Rice Bowl, Catholics have been using small cardboard rice bowls to collect alms during the Lenten season as a way to follow Jesus’ call to care for the poor. This Saturday, the Most Reverend Dennis Sullivan, Bishop of Camden, will be present at Catholic Charities’ office in Salem to provide his blessing for the CRS Rice Bowl campaign and to encourage us to live in solidarity with the most vulnerable among us by making small sacrifices throughout Lent.
The CRS Rice Bowl campaign is a great activity for families to participate in together and a great way to introduce children to the three Lenten pillars;
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|Refugee Resettlement Program assists many in South Jersey area|
From January 2009 through September 2013, 760 Refugee Newcomers were resettled by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden’s Refugee Resettlement Program. At the time of their resettlement, the Refugee Newcomers joined South Jersey communities from twelve Countries of Origin: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Liberia, Myanmar (Burma), Pakistan, Sudan, Vietnam.
In the last program year (October 2012 to September 2013), Refugee Newcomers from eight different countries were resettled in South Jersey. Refugees were placed in market-rate apartments and houses rented from private landlords in a variety of towns, based on the avail [ ... ]
|Colorado Flooding: Three staff from Camden travel to help recovery efforts|
Colorado is currently under a state of emergency due to catastrophic flooding which has left eight people dead and tens of thousands of people displaced. Catholic Charities USA has been on the ground since Tuesday, Sept. 17 and has asked for assistance from the national network of Catholic Charities agencies to assist Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Denver respond to the needs of those impacted by the flooding.
Three staff from Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden will travel to Colorado to join in this effort and the three are: Valerie Gonzalez (Veterans Services), Rose Porcellini (Executive Office) and Mark Taylor (Veterans Services). "When our diocese was struck by Hurric [ ... ]
|Catholic Charities' Ready vet Go meets needs of low income vets|
In his Camden apartment, 76-year-old Antonio Correa waits for his wife and daughters.Maria Elena Hernandez, his wife, and his daughters Orlehenyz and Mary Quermi are living in Panama until the day enough money can be raised for one-way plane tickets, and the family can be reunited in Camden.
An Army veteran who was once homeless, Correa is a client of the Ready, Vet, Go program of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden. The program, with focuses on housing needs, is funded through a $744,740 grant Catholic Charities received from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to conduct a one-year program to address the needs of low-income veterans in six counties of South Jersey.
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Lenten Rice Bowl Campaign
To learn more about CRS Rice Bowl click http://www.crsricebowl.org/.