News & Announcements

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Adoption Day Celebration

Please join Catholic Charities Pregnancy, Parenting and Adoption Program in our annual Adoption Day Celebration!  Honoring families built through adoption and those preparing for that special moment. We will have a potluck lunch, magic show, face painting and fun for the whole family! It’s a great event to bring the kids or grandkids to, [...]

Diocesan Social Concerns Retreat

Join us for “Compañeros de Viaje (Companions on a Journey)” Diocesan Social Concerns Retreat Day and Mass.  An opportunity to prayerfully consider the issues of immigration, solidarity and our Catholic responsibility. The day will include information, reflection, and shared stories, as well as time for prayer.  All are welcome. Date/Time:  Saturday, October 28, 2017 [...]

Locks of Compassion Dedication Ceremony

Join us on August 30th for our dedication ceremony in Rochester’s Peace Plaza at noon and an opportunity to create and attach your lock of compassion before the display moves indoors!  Bunnie Cake--$250 Gift basket drawing—Great Reveals!   ( Fall Group Projects and locks packages available for creation  through the end of the year—call 507-287-2047 [...]

Charter House Donates to “Locks of Compassion”

Sending our heartfelt thanks to the residents of Charter House –Mayo Clinic Retirement Living for uplifting the “Locks of Compassion” initiative and creating life-changing assistance for the refugee children and families served through Catholic Charities.  We are grateful for assisting  us with proceeds from your Annual Sidewalk Sale. You define compassion to all of [...]

Living Well with Chronic Conditions – Free Austin, Waseca, and Caledonia Workshops

DO YOU LIVE WITH ONGOING HEALTH CONCERNS? Free workshop can help! "Now I have more energy than I’ve had in years. I’m calmer and more confident about my health."                                                                    -Workshop Participant Living Well with Chronic Conditions Chronic diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease are among the most common of all health problems in [...]

2017-08-02T11:03:52+00:00 News & Announcements|

African Hunger Crisis

There is a drought in East Africa affecting, in particular, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, and Uganda. They are in the early stages of famine. In Somalia there are 6.2 million people in need which is 50% of the population. The last famine in Somalia in 2010-12 led to 260,000 deaths.  Overall, 23 million people [...]

Mail day: students, older adults pen pals meet

Mail day: students, older adults pen pals meet Samantha Stetzer Winona Daily News, June 5, 2017  Karen Giner hugs Washington-Kosciusko student Nadia Peterson on Monday afternoon as the two finally meet after spending the year as pen pals. When Carolyn Lutz would tell her fourth-grade class at Washington-Kosciusko Elementary School it was mail day, she [...]

2017-06-15T11:28:52+00:00 News & Announcements|