‘Celebrating the sun that shines on us and the Son that saves us’

Categories: Feature, Other
We are thrilled to announce that the solar array on our Gift of Peace property in Northeast Washington is complete and is generating energy! Heeding the Holy Father’s call to care for the Earth, as outlined in the encyclical Laudato Si, the array – the largest in the District — provides a unique opportunity to …

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A Friendship Forged Through Food

Categories: Feature, Food Assistance, Other
To many, Beverly and Lois seem like any other longtime friends. But for them, the friendship goes much deeper and comes from a place of community fellowship. Their friendship was forged through their weekly visits to the Southern Maryland Food Bank’s Meals & Hope Food Truck. The duo, like so many others in our region, …

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Food is Love

Categories: Community Outreach, Feature, Food Assistance
They say the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. At Catholic Charities, this is absolutely true. We know that a warm meal can fill the heart in addition to the stomach. Not only does food nourish our bodies, but it provides a sense of community as we break bread with our families …

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Emerging Philanthropists: Mentoring Those In Need

Categories: Community Outreach, Emerging Philanthropists, Feature, Giving, Volunteering
Now that you’ve met Alex, Bryan, and the rest of the Enzler Society officers, learn a little more about the positive impact they’re having on the participants in the Youth Transitional Program and why their work is so important. Khalil, a resident of Catholic Charities’ Youth Transitional Program (YTP), lacked self-confidence. When Enzler Society members …

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Meet the Enzler Society: Bryan Petrich

Categories: Community Outreach, Emerging Philanthropists, Feature, Giving, Volunteering
This is the last in the series of profiles of officers in the Enzler Society, a group of young professionals and emerging philanthropists who support the mission of Catholic Charities through volunteerism and networking. Bryan Petrich, networking chair Hometown: Evergreen, Co.  Occupation: Strategic Communications Professional How long have you served with the Enzler Society? Two …

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