Your generosity helps others find hope. In giving to the 2023 Appeal, your gift helps support the following programs and services:

Catholic Charities

  • Basic Needs: Food, clothing, homelessness prevention and re-housing, and dental care
  • Care Coordination Services: Community Health Worker and Health Home Care Management
  • Chemical Dependency Treatment & Support for adults in Erie County
  • Counseling: family, group and individual counseling for children, teenagers and adults
  • Mental Health: mental health treatment for children in Niagara County and for children and adults in Erie County
  • Domestic Violence Services: For victims and their families, and for offenders
  • Family & Parent Resources: court-ordered programs, multisystemic therapy, parenting programs, preventive services, WIC nutrition program
  • Immigration & Refugee Assistance
  • Parish Outreach & Advocacy: Nine food pantries and outreach centers, Guild for the Blind, Ladies of Charity outreach and thrift store, Telephone Assurance Program
  • Older Adult Services: Phone/visitation programs for socially isolated adults, Foster Grandparent Program, case management and service coordination
  • School Based Services: In-School Social Work Program, Closing the Gap
  • Workforce and Education Services: Education, job readiness, high school equivalency preparation and classes for youth and adults in Niagara and Erie Counties

Fund for the Faith

  • Campus Ministry – provides spiritual and vocational support, faith formation and sacraments at public colleges and universities throughout the Diocese.
  • Catholic Education – provides leadership, direction, support services and curriculum development for Faith Formation programs and the Catholic elementary and high schools within the Diocese.
  • Communications – develops and maintains content for the Diocesan website, social media posts and the digital WNY Catholic. Provides public interface for television, radio and newspaper outlets.
  • Cultural Diversity – identifies ways for the entire Church to celebrate it rich ethnic tapestry, celebrating diversity as strength of our Faith.
  • Deaf Ministry – provides support for hearing impaired individuals including sign language at various worship services.
  • Diocesan Counseling Center – services the psychological and spiritual needs of our priests.
  • Diocesan & Parish Spiritual Renewal – address the re-vitalization of our Diocese and parishes within it as they address the catechesis of our people.
  • Formation of Priest & Deacons – assists those discerning a vocation and provides opportunities for ongoing spiritual renewal, faith enrichment and retreats for those ordained.
  • St. Gianna Molla Pregnancy Outreach Center
  • Hospital Chaplaincy – brings spiritual comfort and the sacraments to the sick and infirmed
  • Marriage Prep – provides education and guidance for couples preparing for marriage.
  • Mother Teresa Home
  • Pro-Life: The St. Gianna Molla Pregnancy Outreach Center & The Mother Teresa Home – develops awareness and advocacy for the sacredness and sanctity of life in all stages, from the womb until natural death.
  • Seminarian Training – provides academic and theological education for our future priests.
  • Vicar for Clergy – supports the training, formation and ministries of priests and deacons.
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