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Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop Hosted in Ontario, OH

Catholic Charities is hosting a Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Area Agency on Aging, 2131 Park Avenue West, Ontario, OH.

Bridges Out of Poverty helps social work, healthcare and legal services professionals who work with those in poverty gain a deeper understanding of their challenges – and strengths – to better partner with clients and create opportunities for their success.

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Based on the book, Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities, by Dr. Ruby Payne, Phillip DeVol, and Terie Dreussi Smith, the workshop addresses poverty at the individual, community and structural/policy levels, with an understanding people in poverty can be planners and decision makers in the process of moving from welfare to work.

Workshop facilitator Anne Seifert is a Lifetime Certified Bridges’ Trainer. Topics covered include:

  • Eleven key resources of a customer/employee
  • Economic realities affect patterns of living
  • Mental models as effective interventions for cognitive and language barriers
  • Principles for improving outcomes with individuals from generational poverty

CEUs are available for SW, DODD and RCH. The $40 registration fee is due by November 10. For more information, contact Diane Bemiller at 419-524-0733, ext. 228 or email dbemiller@toledodiocese.org

Journey Into The World of St. Teresa - A Catholic Charities Celebration

This fall, Catholic Charities invites you to a special evening with Linda Schaefer, our guest speaker for the evening of October 13th. She is the last photojournalist to be given permission, by Mother Teresa of Calcutta herself, to photograph the work of the Missionaries of Charity and witness Mother Teresa’s legacy. In addition to her personal journey with Mother Teresa, Linda attended her beautification in 2003 and her canonization at the Vatican on September 4, 2016.

Linda SchaeferLinda will take you on a pictorial and video journey of the life and work of Mother Teresa, a woman who believed in the dignity of the human condition, no matter the circumstances.Together, they visited the bedsides of extremely sick and dying patients, many afflicted with leprosy. Linda was moved to tears when she saw how well hundreds of men and women were treated and cared for, within the home Mother Teresa founded.

Much Like the mission of Catholic Charities ministries, in the words of Saint Teresa of Calcutta: “The work will continue because this is not my work, it is God’s work.”

Bishop ThomasBishop Daniel E. Thomas will share recollections of the personal time he spent with Mother Teresa and his reflections on her life’s work, the Jubilee Year of Mercy, and the work of Catholic Charities. Bishop Thomas endorses and promotes Catholic Charities’ mission of serving the poor, speaking for and assisting the neglected and forgotten, promoting life from beginning to end, and nurturing and supporting individuals and families.

Please join us, with your family and friends, for a wonderful evening of enlightened fellowship, as we come together to share our mission with others and make a difference in our community.



Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 6165 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg, OH
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016

VIP Reception – 5:30 p.m.
Doors Open – 6 p.m.
Dinner and Program – 6:30 p.m.

Tickets and Sponsorships

Tickets are $50 per person and are available for purchase online or by calling Catholic Charities at (419) 244-6711.

For event sponsorship information, please go to catholiccharitiesnwo.org/st.teresa-of-calcutta-sponsorship

Mass Celebrating the Mercy of God & Memorial Service

babyHave you or someone you love experienced a loss due to a stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, early infant death or abortion?

Join us for a 7 p.m. Mass Celebrating the Mercy of God, on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at St. Rose Parish, 215 E. Front Street, Perrysburg, OH. The presider at the Mass will be Bishop Daniel E. Thomas.

Testimonies from those who have experienced infant loss will follow the Mass during the 8 p.m. Memorial Service. All are welcome. Babysitting will be available. (more…)

Immigration Update ~ Sunday, April 10th

A free informational meeting, lunch and children’s activities will be held following the Noon Mass at S.S. Peter & Paul Church, 738 S. St. Clair Street, Toledo, OH 43609.

Learn your rights, including the most recent changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and Deportation Priorities. Attorneys with the Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE) will be on hand to counsel families on what the most recent changes mean for them.

Immigration Presentation

This Immigration event is an outgrowth of the Immigration Task Force Bishop Daniel Thomas convened last year to assist undocumented individuals living in the Diocese of Toledo.

“This inaugural event is designed to inform individuals of their rights and open up opportunities and pathways to eventual citizenship,” says Rodney Schuster, Executive Director of Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo. “We hope to conduct similar programs throughout the diocese, especially where there are large Hispanic populations.”

The event is being presented by the Diocese of Toledo, Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo, ABLE, Adelante, Water for Ishmael, Project Hope – Proyecta Esperanza, Welcome TLC and En Camino at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

Immigration Presentation

This event is made possible through the support of ProMedica.

For more information, call Mary Torres at S.S. Peter & Paul Church at 419.241.5822.

Our Mission

Catholic Charities makes real the love God has for each individual regardless of faith or background, by serving the poor, speaking for and assisting the neglected and forgotten, respecting and promoting life from beginning to end, and nurturing and supporting individuals and families.

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