Click the attachment to read about CCST's new direction and global solidarity training workshops which took place in September 2014 in Piscataway.
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The August 2014 newsletter contains updated information about the activities of the Catholic Charities Solidarity Team.
Click the attachment below for the 4th issue of the Diocese of Metuchen's Public Policy newsletter, the July 2014 edition. The latest issues features the themes of religious freedom and conscience rights. Ernie Revoir from CCST is a member of the diocesan public policy commission.
CCST will hit the streets and parishes in July to engage the Diocese of Metuchen more actively in the work of global solidarity.
Thanks to a grant from Catholic Relief Services, Alexi Motta willwork as a parish promoter, engaging individual Catholics, groups and parishes in the work of Catholic Relief Services.
As the Lenten season winds down,preparations can begin within parishes and institutions for the collecting of CRS Rice Bowl funds.
The CCST Haiyan Task Force has begun planning for an early September mission to the Philippines. Msgr. Kerrigan, Fr. Gerry Paderon, Ernie Revoir and Chinky Reyes make up the four- person delegation.
During the trip, the CCST group will assess needs, meet church partners from CRS and the affected dioceses, and begin to plan village-level projects that aim at sustainability and resilience.
The Ligodho Water Project in southwest Kenya is an ongoing water project promoted and funded in part by CCST.
Lighodho Village is in the Homa Bay district. The Passionist Missionaries are animators of the project and Fr. Gilbert Otieno is our US contact. Fr. Otieno has preached in missionary co-op churches in the Metuchen Diocese.
As the Lenten season winds down, preparations can begin within parishes and institutions for the collecting of CRS Rice Bowl funds. Some parishes build the collection into a particular liturgy, such as the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s
Supper. Other parishes have a running set of weeks where it is possible to deposit boxes. Find out your group’s approach.
At season’s end, whether you are participating individually or as part of a parish campaign, please write checks to the Diocese of Metuchen, and denote that your contribution is for CRS Rice Bowl.
CRS Rice Bowl has Started!
CRS Rice Bowl has begun in communities around the country. In the Metuchen Diocese, more than 30 institutions participated in the program last year.
With Rice Bowl boxes and calendars in hand, parish leaders and others can work on special events throughout the Lenten season to enhance your experience of CRS Rice Bowl. Use the new CRS Rice Bowl phone app for daily reflections. Plan a simple
Approaching 100 days in Haiyan recovery: local and CRS update
Nearing three months since super typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, CRS’ response, in conjunction with local partners, reached these levels by the end of January: -more than 40,000 households have received tarps for basic sheltering -28,000 households have received water kits -35,620 households have received hygiene kits.