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Free checkups at the warming center by Chris Rogers January 22, 2018 A stethoscope dangled from Anna Bollis’ neck. Her classmates hung an eye chart from the wall. Meghan Erickson and Hannah Peterson strategized, trying to anticipate patients’ needs and how they could best respond. These Winona State University (WSU) seniors are part of [...]

Ethical Trade, formerly known as Fair Trade, is a project to give people in the Third World a fair price for their goods so they can make a living wage. This project is to override the practice of large corporations paying low wages to the workers for these goods and selling high in First [...]

Support Those Affected by Recent Disasters

In solidarity with those impacted by current hurricanes and natural disasters across our nation, we ask our brothers and sisters of all faith traditions to support the efforts of  as they provide help and create hope for those dealing with this catastrophic disaster. We hold those experiencing recent  devastation close to our hearts [...]

“Would You Be My Arms?”

Catholic Schools Week at St. Francis of Assisi School-Rochester MN Catholic Schools Week festivities culminated with St. Francis students answering the call to be the “Arms of Christ” in the community.  Over 400 students created welcome baskets for refugee children arriving through Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program.  Mary Alessio, Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Director presented [...]

Mary Alessio Named Director of Advancement

Mary Alessio has been named the first Director of Advancement for Catholic Charities.  Alessio’s name has been synonymous with refugee care for the last ten years in the Rochester community. She has worked with community leaders, business owners, schools and various faith-based organizations for the betterment of both refugees and the community.  Alessio states that [...]