Catholic Charities observes Thanksgiving
Many Americans think of Thanksgiving as a wonderful time to celebrate getting out of school for a long weekend, and eating a great dinner. Or, maybe they think it is the start of the Christmas holiday season. What is the real meaning behind Thanksgiving? On January 1, 1795, our first United States President, George Washington, wrote his famed National Thanksgiving Proclamation, in which he says that it is…
"…our duty as a people, with devout reverence and affectionate gratitude, to acknowledge our many and great obligations to Almighty God, and to implore Him to continue is… our duty as a people, with devout reverence and affectionate gratitude, to acknowledge our many and great obligations to Almighty God, and to implore Him to continue and confirm the blessings we experienced…"
So it is that on Thanksgiving Day each year, Americans give thanks to Almighty God for all His blessings and mercies toward us throughout the year. IIIiiiiIn observance of this holiday, Catholic Charities office will be closed November 27 & 28, 2014.
Pilgrimage to World Meeting on Families?
The Office of Family Life of Catholic Charities announces that the Vatican is hosting the 8th World Meeting on Families in September 2015 in Philadelphia (September 22-27, 2015). We are assessing the diocesan interest in traveling to and attending the meeting as pilgrims together.
Interest Assessment Sessions will be held on Monday, August 11th at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Center in Petersburg, IN and Wednesday, August 13th at 6:30 p.m. Central time at Holy Redeemer in Evansville. A teleconference/webinar Interest Assessment Session will be held on Tuesday, August 19th. Registration is only required for the teleconference/webinar. To find out more or register for Webinar, click here.
Our Christmas Giving Program has helped many needy families in our community have a blessed Christmas. Due to the generousity of our donors, gifts were provided for 392 children in 2013. What joy it is to know that children in need will have Christmas gifts this year due to our generous donors.
Respecting Life: A Catholic Perspective on the Death Penalty
Catholic Charities and the Office of Communications have cooperated with the Evansville chapter of the Indiana Abolition Coalition to draft a brochure that seeks to provide a Catholic perspective on the death penalty. The Indiana Abolition Coalition is a group that tries to build consensus to end the death penalty through education, collaboration, and activism. To view the brochure click here.
Catholic Charities receives Board of Immigration Appeals Recognition!
With a BIA Accredited Representative, we will now be providing LOCAL, LOW-COST, Immigration Legal Services!
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