CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith formation program for use in parishes, schools, religious education programs and by families and individuals in the home.
Participants pray together; give things up, or fast, in solidarity with those who hunger; learn about our global community and the challenges of hunger and poverty around the world; and give sacrificial donations to those in need.
For more information, resources and materials visit: http://www.crsricebowl.org/about/.
Catholic Charities staff receive Papal Honors
On February 3, 2013, thirteen distinguished leaders in the Diocese of Syracuse, two of whom has served Catholic Charities for over 30 years:
During her 30 years with Catholic Charities of Broome County, Kathy Pfaffenbach, Emergency Services Director, has selflessly served the needy throughout the community and assisted in countless adoptions.
For over 35 years, Mary Osada has served as Administrative Assistant to six Diocesan Directors in the Diocese of Syracuse while loyally ministering to people seeking assistance through Catholic Charities.
Congratulations Kathy and Mary, and to all those recognized with Papal Honors!
Hurricane Sandy Relief
Five upstate Catholic Charities dioceses joined forces and raise over $1 million to aid in Hurricane Sandy relief.
Catholic Charities Diocese of Syracuse, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York, Diocese of Rockville Centre, Catholic Charities Brooklyn, Catholic Charities Buffalo, Catholic Charities Albany, and Catholic Charities Rochester pulled together through collections, fundraisers, school events and generous individual contributions raising $1,364,822. The check was presented January 23, 2013 to downstate Catholic Charities representatives for relief efforts underway in the effected dioceses.