Posts Tagged ‘Archdiocesan-wide’

Just 3 Days Left for Feeding Our Neighbors Campaign

Friday, January 31st, 2014

By Alice Kenny

Only three days left for you to pitch in with Feeding Our Neighbors, our Archdiocesan-wide weeklong drive to replenish food pantries supporting non-Catholics and Catholics alike.

“Pope Francis recently wrote ‘if we don’t share our life is a slow suicide,’” Timothy Cardinal Dolan told a crowd at St. Patrick’s Cathedral at the kickoff to this year’s campaign.  “And this is a very simple from-the-heart appeal to share food and it works at this cold time of the year when Christmas charity is almost exhausted and when people are looking for food.”

There is just one goal for Feeding Our Neighbors: that New Yorkers answer the call to feed those who are suffering in our community.

Click here and join us in Feeding our Neighbors and  specify “Feeding Our Neighbors” in the comments field on our Online Gift page.

Or text “CCHOPE” to 85944 to make a quick, easy $10 donation. 

Watch and listen as Cardinal Dolan speaks about Feeding Our Neighbors at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

“The Feeding Our Neighbors campaign works,” Cardinal Dolan said.

Calling all budding artists and writers in Dutchess County…

Monday, April 15th, 2013

By Alice Kenny

Dutchess County CYO Art will hold an art contest at the St. Mary School – Wappingers Gymnasium on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 6 p.m. for students in grades 1 – 12.  Contest winners will be eligible to compete in the Archdiocesan-wide – from Staten Island to the Catskill mountains- contest that will be held on May 17.

Got your artistic juices flowing?

  • Drop off your artwork at St. Mary School, 11 Clinton Ave., Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 on April 23 between 2 – 5 p.m. for judging.
  • Bring with you a $2 art-competition fee.  Checks should be made payable to CYO.

What about writers?  Have we got a contest for you!

The Dutchess County CYO Essay Contest is open to youth in grades 6 – 8.  First, second and third-place winners will be judged at the Archdiocesan level on May 17.

 

Ready to write?

  • Submit your essay to Catholic Charities Community Services, Catholic Youth Organization, 1011 First Ave., New York, NY  10022, att:  Monge Codio Jr., Director of Operations – CYO by May 7, 2013 at 5 p.m.

For more information on how to participate in either event, contact