William Sukaly, director of the Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program for Catholic Charities, spoke at all the masses at St. Stephen R.C. Church last weekend about this year’s Catholic Charities Drive.
Sukaly talked about the many ways Catholic Charities provides needed services to the people of Western New York with programs ranging from counseling and substance abuse services, education and job training, to specialized services for the elderly. He said that last year the monies raised made it possible to help over 153,000 people in the area’s eight counties, many of them from Grand Island, and stressed the need for all who can to increase their donation.
The patron for the Drive is St. Maria Faustina and donations can be made at weekend masses through Easter Sunday, or by contacting the rectory at 716-773-7647.
Pictured, from left: Rev. Paul Nogaro, Sukaly and Dan Linenfelser.