6th Annual FaithFULL Food Drive

Churches across the Diocese of Camden bustled with activity on April 7, as parishioners partook in the annual FaithFULL food drove. The drive is held each year in attempt to fight food insecurity across southern New Jersey. Following the drive, donated items are then distributed to Catholic Charities’ Family and...

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A path forward for a determined mother

  Lauren Segers’ phone pinged as she sat in Catholic Charities’ Vineland office. Glancing at it, her eyes lit up, and she said with a huge smile, “That’s my new employer. They told me just yesterday that I was hired.” Landing this new job added another item to her list...

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The Rippling Effects of Generosity

“I’m really worried about Thanksgiving and Christmas. It will be hard this year.” It’s what Marie Jones (not her real name) said a week before Thanksgiving. The 20-year-old client of Catholic Charities, wasn’t worrying about herself. “I have four younger siblings. And I have custody of them. Our mother passed...

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LETTER FROM BISHOP SULLIVAN TO THE PEOPLE OF THE DIOCESE OF CAMDEN REGARDING THE RELEASE OF THE PENNSYLVANIA GRAND JURY REPORT

  The following letter from Bishop Dennis Sullivan regarding the recent Pennsylvania Grand Jury report and the Archbishop McCarrick scandal was distributed to all parishes to be read at all vigil and Sunday Masses by the pastor, or priest celebrating the Mass, on the weekend of August 18-19, 2018. —-...

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A determined father, a new home, a path forward

Carlos Moore never envisioned himself receiving help from a charity – or any organization for that matter. “I sat in the welfare office and looked around and thought ‘this isn’t me.’ When I was referred to Catholic Charities and I heard the word ‘charity’, I almost felt embarrassed. I thought...

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Catholic Charities and volunteers serve all

On any given day in Catholic Charities’ offices across South Jersey, the agency encounters men, women and children of all faiths, as well as non-believers. Questions such “I’m not a Catholic, but will you help me?” are not uncommon from people who are struggling with poverty and other complex issues....

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Developing a ministry of hope to counter addiction

In September 2013, Pope Francis compared the church to a “field hospital” near to war zones, where the wounded are first provided with emergency, life-saving care before long-term recovery efforts can begin. This analogy resonated well during a recent gathering at Christ our Light Parish in Cherry Hill where the...

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