A Look Back: Disaster Response

Catholic Charities of Central Colorado: 50 Years of Hope 1968-2018
November 2, 2018  |  By ROCHELLE SCHLORTT
COLORADO SPRINGS. Over the years, Catholic Charities of Central Colorado has responded to disasters throughout its 10-county service area, going back to 2005 when the agency helped refugees from Hurricane Katrina by staffing the Red Cross Disaster Recovery Center with case managers. At the other end of the spectrum, Catholic Charities has been there time after time, helping families in the aftermath of house fires in rural and metro communities. In between are localized emergencies, like restocking food pantries in Kit Carson County in 2014 after they experienced a four-day power outage that destroyed their food supplies, or responding to apartment complex fires in Colorado Springs.
 
October 19, 2018  |  
DELHI TOWNSHIP, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 12 for Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Jane Grosheider. Burial followed in the Sisters of Charity cemetery. Sister Jane (formerly Sister Mary Christopher) died Sept. 19 at the age of 92 in Mother Margaret Hall, the nursing facility of the Sisters of Charity. She was a Sister of Charity for 75 years.
 
October 19, 2018  |  
COLORADO SPRINGS. Sister of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration Judith Ann Schaeffer was honored at the 2018 Franciscan Federation Conference June 11-14 in Buffalo, New York.
 
October 5, 2018  |  

 
September 7, 2018  |  By COREY ALMOND
COLORADO SPRINGS. Parish Ministry, like the Catholic Church, is both ancient and new. Charitable works have been a part of parish life - tending to the worldly needs of people was the impetus for the diaconate through the Apostles in Acts 6:1-6. In the early church, each congregation had a list of needy recipients called a matriculum, and comparatively huge amounts of charity were given.  This work was recognized as a sign of the greater promise of God’s love and provision.