Who We Are

A Message from Catholic Charities President and CEO

Stephen Carattini discusses how and why Catholic Charities assists those in need.

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your interest in Catholic Charities and for visiting us virtually. I hope that you will find the information and stories you encounter here to be inspirational and informative. 

Pope Benedict XVI wrote that for love to be of service, it must be organized. This practice of ‘organized love’ is the task and privilege of our agency. Each day our dedicated employees and volunteers serve the poor, protect the vulnerable, and welcome the newcomer throughout our diocese. 

As we are all aware, the effects of a continuing pandemic and economic deprivation have disproportionately impacted people who were, and remain, on the margins of our society.  Bishop Burbidge has called upon each of us to remember our responsibility to “see and serve the poor” wherever they may be.  

In the Gospel of Luke, we are told that the Good Samaritan encounters a wounded man on the side of the road and brings him to an inn where he will be treated. I like to think of Catholic Charities as that inn, a place where all those who are suffering receive the assistance they require, and the love they deserve.  

Our work is made possible by the Holy Spirit and by your prayers, volunteer efforts, and financial gifts. On behalf of all the people we serve, thank you.

May God’s Peace be with you.


St. Thomas More, Pray for Us.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Pray for Us.