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Updates from Schools, Charities & More

Catholic Charities: Charity in Action Newsletter

Catholic Charities Community Services assists mothers in need through a variety of direct and referral services, however there are unique programs deserving special recognition in the month of May — our women’s groups. Proyecto Mujeres Inteligentes en Accion and Comunidad Juan Diego work to create safe spaces for women, many of whom are single mothers. These two programs bond and empower women through shared experiences.

Institutional Commodities Services (ICS): ICS Annual Publications – June 2021

ICS is now taking orders for annual publications that every parish needs. The most popular are the Year C Workbook for Lectors, Gospel Readers and Proclaimers of the Word, the Ordo and the Daily Mass Record. ICS buys in bulks and passes along discounts on quality products and services. Our prices are lower than list. Please support ICS as a “local” business that exists solely to serve you!

Please review the brochure attached of timely publications and items you will want to replace over the summer, including collection baskets, tables and chairs. Order now to avoid disappointment. As we emerge from the pandemic, we anticipate that some of our suppliers will have delays in their supply chains.

Schools: Education News

Our great Catholic schools have featured prominently in the national discussion about education ever since September, when we opened our doors for in-person learning 5 days a week. Even as the school year draws to a close, we are leading the conversation, as the New York Post has published this profound opinion piece by His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan.

The Staten Island Advance also published a column by Mr. Deegan, which makes a compelling case for families to choose a Catholic education;

Catholic New York provided very comprehensive reporting on our schools’ plans to be fully open for in-person learning without remote or hybrid instruction beginning in September.

The 2021 Arch Media Awards Show, produced by our partners at the Catholic Faith Network was released on Thursday, May 27. We are grateful to all the students, teachers, principals and pastors for participating. The theme for this year’s submissions was “Under the guidance of school leaders, how has your school responded to COVID-19 as a community of faith?”