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2019 Philanthropist of the Year Award

Photo compliments of Elaine Pardi Photography Catholic Charities’ Spirit Circle members—Ron and Dianne Yanish were awarded the Philanthropist of the Year Award on November 13, 2019 at a luncheon hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) of Southern Minnesota. Ron and Dianne are loyal friends and supporters of the mission of [...]

Welcoming Shanna Harris

We are happy to announce that Shanna Harris is leading the way at Catholic Charities as our new Executive Director. Robert Tereba passed on the baton of leadership on November 4, 2019—retiring after a lifetime of dedication at Catholic Charities. Shanna comes to us from Casper, Wyoming. Shanna served for the last seven [...]

RCWC Press Conference

Collaborative partners who uplifted the Rochester Community Warming Center including the City of Rochester, Olmsted County, Mayo Clinic, and Catholic Charities participated in a press conference on November 12, 2019. With temperatures reaching the single digits and winter winds approaching the Warming Center for homeless in Rochester is finishing final construction and training of [...]

God Always Has a Plan

Five years ago, we sat in church and listened to a fellow congregation member talk about their adoption experience. Throughout the entire talk, there was an overwhelming feeling that adoption was the path we were supposed to take. God was talking to us, but we didn’t listen.... Read the full article [...]