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Catholic Charities centennial Mass & celebration set for Oct. 29


Fri, Sep 29th 2023 06:30 pm

Submitted on Behalf of Catholic Charities 

To celebrate the success that has defined Catholic Charities of Buffalo for the past 100 years, and to toast its promising future, the agency announced details for its signature anniversary event: ‘A Centennial Mass and Celebration’ will take place Sunday, Oct. 29.

Guests are invited to begin the day at the historic St. Joseph’s Cathedral, where the Most. Rev. Michael Fisher, bishop of Buffalo, will preside over a special 100th anniversary Mass at 10:30 a.m. Following mass, guests who have purchased tickets can enjoy a cocktail reception and catered lunch at Seneca One Tower beginning at noon, as well as view an abbreviated screening of the Catholic Charities documentary, “A Century of HOPE.” The event also includes Kerry Alys Robinson, president of Catholic Charities USA, as the keynote speaker; and presentation of three awards to a deserving Catholic Charities employee and volunteer, and a community partner.

“Catholic Charities has a century-long legacy of being a beacon of hope for the most vulnerable in our community,” said Deacon Steve Schumer, president and CEO. “As we close on our centennial year, thank you to our donors, volunteers, partners and employees. Your support and efforts are instrumental to fulfilling our mission. Stepping into the next 100 years, relationships in the community will continue to be built, and hope will continue to be extended to those in need.”

Catholic Charities thanks its event sponsors, including Venerable Nelson Baker sponsor: Lumsden McCormick, and its Bishop Turner sponsors: OLV Human Services and Uniland Development Co.

The 100th anniversary Mass is open to all. Tickets for the centennial celebration may be purchased here. Deadline to RSVP is Oct. 6.

More About Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities has helped individuals and families in need since its founding in 1923. That need is varied and widespread – from emergency assistance to mental health counseling and treatment, and from specialized services for older adults to help with job training and education. Catholic Charities empowers children, families and seniors to achieve meaningful, healthy and productive lives. In all situations, Catholic Charities delivers support to meet immediate needs, and then assesses clients for other needs to ensure long-term success.

An excellent steward of the contributions it receives, Catholic Charities earns high ratings from Charity Navigator for transparency and sound fiscal management and is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity. Catholic Charities also receives highest ratings from the Council on Accreditation for quality service. For more information, visit ccwny.org.

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