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eNews | January 2018

Rooted in a Lasting Legacy of Service

Dear Friends of Catholic Charities,

Happy New Year and thank you for your continued support! 2018 marks the 300th anniversary of the founding of the City of New Orleans, and subsequently, the 300th anniversary of the Catholic Church in New Orleans. As Archbishop Aymond declared in his homily during the Tricentennial Mass at St. Louis Cathedral earlier this month, "The history of the Catholic Church and the history of the city of New Orleans cannot be separated. They are very much intertwined and have been for 300 years."

As we celebrate this significant milestone, we must examine our roots and capture the spirit of those first Ursuline nuns, impelled by the love and teaching of Jesus Christ, in serving the most vulnerable in our community. Read Sr. Marjorie's full letter.  

Counseling Solutions to Host Opioid Abuse Forum 

The Counseling Solutions program of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans is collaborating with the Substance Addiction Ministry of the Archdiocese of New Orleans to present a series of community education forums on opioid abuse. Our goal is to help families and community members learn more about this crisis, to better understand the causes, signs, consequences of opioid use and abuse, as well as treatment and resources for individuals coping with addiction and their loved ones.

The forum will begin on Wednesday, March 21 in the St. Dominic gym. Learn more about this important series.

Parish Appeal 2018Second Collection to Benefit CCANO

Each year, churches across the Archdiocese of New Orleans take up a second collection benefiting Catholic Charities. Your support in this collection provides crucial funds that enable us to be a source of hope and help for over 76,000 individuals and families each year. This year, the second collection benefiting Catholic Charities will be held on February 17-18, 2018! Visit our website to learn more about the collection and to see CCANO at work in your parish.

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AHCA Surpasses Goal! 
We're excited to share that on December 30, 2017, we surpassed our annual Archbishop Hannan Community Appeal campaign goal of $1.82M! This is the first time in recent history that we've reached the campaign's goal by year's end. Read the full story for more on this big milestone.   

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PACE Offers Holiday Help  
Last month, staff from our Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) partnered with Piccadilly to serve hot meals distribute goodie bags containing socks, scarves, soap, toothbrushes and more to over 125 homeless men and women! Read the story for more about their holiday service.  

Mark Your Calendar! 

February 17-18 - Parish Appeal Second Collection

February 21 - Volunteer Information Session, 4PM

February 27 - Peace Prayer Walk, 6PM at St. Joseph

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