The Importance of the Family Meal

By: Colleen McCay, LCSW This article originally appeared as part of a series of newsletters for families during the Diocese’s celebration of the Year of the Family. For the complete newsletter and more information visit the Year of the Family website. One thing I’ve learned while working with children and families...

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Understanding Lent, With a Little Help From George

By Nancy Hickman, site coordinator, Atlantic County Family and Community Services Center When I became a case manager with Catholic Charities’ regional office in Atlantic City 14 years ago, one of the first people to touch my life was George. He’s at our office every few weeks. Usually he needs help...

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Preparing Taxes and Helping Others

Most high school students don’t look to the IRS to help them fulfill their service hour requirements . But if you’re a junior or senior at Bishop Eustace Preparatory School and it’s tax season, you can spend those hours preparing people’s tax returns. For the third consecutive year, through a...

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Bonded By Love: A modern adoption story

The Rodens – Dad, Paul; Mom, Joanne; nine-year-old Cole and seven-year-old Jenna, are an energetic family to say the least.Before leaving their Marmora home, I watched a wrestling contest between Jenna and Cole, witnessed feats of acrobatic agility by Jenna, and learned about both kids’ multiple sports team participation, coached,...

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Volunteer Fred Myers

Meet Fred Myers, a volunteer in our Gloucester County family and community services center, located in Westville. He comes to us through a program called Experience Works, helping connect unemployed seniors with work experiences to help them enter the work force. Fred worked in food service for 30 years. The long...

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