March 23rd, 2015
By Alice Kenny
A Manhattan pilgrimage in what some call the City of Sin? You got it.
Carrying wooden crosses, young Catholics sloshed down snow-covered sidewalks and stood in sun-filled pews on Saturday, March 21, 2015 as they participated in the Pilgrimage of New York cosponsored by Catholic Charities Junior Board.
Sure, for centuries pilgrims have toured and prayed in places known as the home of saints – the Holy Land, Rome, and Fatima, for instance. But this weekend marked the sixth annual pilgrimage in New York City.
This year’s pilgrimage honored Saint Joseph, foster father of Jesus. So the dozens of participating “pilgrims” hiked from northern to southern Manhattan from morning to night hearing sermons and visiting churches named after Jesus’ foster father – Saint Joseph Church on Monroe Street, the Church of Saint Joseph of the Holy Family and more.
Check out our Junior Board Facebook page for photos and comments.
March 13th, 2015
By Alice Kenny
It’s Friday the 13th, a creepy day crawling with fears of black cats and bad luck.
Let’s turn it around and turn bad luck into good for the tens of thousands of New Yorkers served yesterday, today and tomorrow by Catholic Charities.
Join us. Turn bad luck into good.
• Give • Volunteer • Lend Your Voice
March 11th, 2015
You’re just in time to join the Big Team in the Big City. That’s us, Team Catholic Charities NY running in the TCS New York City Marathon.
Catholic Charities is one of the official charity participants for the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon
There are only a few ways to get into this exclusive event:
• Elite runners qualify based on running time.
• Lucky ones – just 6 percent – get selected through a lottery. Members of New York Road Runners (NYRR) qualify by running 9 races and volunteering for one.
• And remarkable people like you qualify by running for charity.
Email us at TeamCathCharitiesNY@archny.org. Call us at 646-794-2570.