Catholic Charities

By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9914-7/4/19

One of the newest Pastoral Center employee, Cynthia Kinnis, learned a thing or two about keeping an army strong, first through volunteer work and later her paid employment in social services for the U.S. Department of the Defense.


By: Sister Pat Brown, SSMN
Originally Appeared in : 9914-7/4/19
in southern California’s Coachella Valley. Once part of an inland sea, it has been alternately a freshwater lake or an increasingly saline endorheic lake (like the Great Salt Lake) and dry desert basin. Driving up a single land sand trail to the top of one of the mountains, we encountered a fence and had to reverse very slowly into an area large enough to make a turn around. Hiking into the canyon trail we searched for the Painted Box Canyon only to give up, dehydrated and tired after ¾ of a mile.
By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9904-2/14/19

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By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9822-10/25/18

Assistance is on the way for residents of the Diocese of Savannah still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Michael, thanks to a financial gift of $250,000 from Catholic Charities USA.  


Though the 155 mph Category 4 storm, which made landfall Oct. 10 near Mexico Beach, Florida, exited Georgia the next day as a weakened tropical storm, many residents of South Georgia and beyond could not return to their normal routines for days, in some cases a week afterward. Others are still struggling.


By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9817-8/16/18

Much has been achieved since Catholic Charities of South Georgia– once known as the diocesan social apostolate—was established 50 years ago in 1968.


Current Director Sister Patricia Brown, SSMN, suggests, however, that the work of Catholic Charities is far from over, especially in the areas of education and socialization.


By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9806-3/15/18

Though it has been through multiple changes in both name and leadership over the past 50 years, both the mission and vision of what is now known as Catholic Charities of South Georgia has largely remained the same as it was back in 1968.


That year, Bishop Gerard Louis Frey, D.D., the 11th bishop of the Diocese of Savannah, appointed Father William P. Dowling as director of social services. Father Dowling then established the first offices of the Diocesan Social Apostolate in Albany and Columbus, then later in Macon, Savannah and Augusta.


By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9804-2/15/18

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By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9721-10/12/17

The 17th annual Social Apostolate Open Golf Tournament, the biggest fundraiser of the year, will be held November 6, 9:00 AM on the Marshwood course at the Landings located on Skidaway Island. 


The Social Apostolate serves approximately 16,000 soup kitchen meals annually, and provides showers for the homeless. In 2016 the Social Apostolate served 4,461 clients with over 24,000 distinct services. 


By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9720-9/28/17

Sister Patricia Brown, SSMN, LCSW, director of Catholic Charities of South Georgia, reports $2,200 was distributed locally in the Diocese of Savannah for hurricane relief. Responding to requests for aid to parishioners hit hard by Hurricane Irma, Catholic Charities of South Georgia provided $1,200 dollars, donated by Our Lady of Grace Church, North Dakota, to Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, St. Mary's. An additional $1,000 from the O'Neill Fund went to Saint Francis Xavier Church, Brunswick. 


By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9710-5/11/17

Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) grants of $2000 for local projects that address structural change, especially in the area of health care, and that empower human development were awarded to the following organizations in 2017: 



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