Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Raise $1.5 Million During the 2021 Bishop’s Humanitarian Award Dinner

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens raised $1.5 million on Sept. 30 at the 2021 Bishop’s Humanitarian Award Dinner. Held at Cipriani Wall Street, all proceeds benefit the more than 160 programs and services of Catholic Charities. During the program, Catholic Charities presented Michael Connors, Esq., Partner at Connors & Sullivan, PLLC and Domenick Cama, President & COO at Investors Bank, with the Bishop’s Humanitarian Award. 

Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Romano, NYPD Chaplain and Rev. Msgr. John Delendick, FDNY Chaplain received the Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan Service Award, Rod Gilbert, former New York Ranger posthumously received the Ubi Caritas Award, and three Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens employees, Kathy Gilmore, Tara Kissoondial, and Sally Worrell received the John J. Farrell Award. 

​The 2021 Bishop’s Humanitarian Award Dinner is the last event the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Ph.D., D.D., Bishop of Brooklyn will co-chair for Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens following his official retirement.  

Catholic Charities  of the Diocese of Albany and  The Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation  dedicates  home in honor of the  late  Sister Maureen Joyce 

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany, along with The Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation, formally dedicated its latest housing initiative: The Joyce House, two units of affordable housing located in Hoosick Falls, NY. 

The Joyce House was made possible through funding from The Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and accounts for two of 43 affordable single-family apartments operated by Catholic Charities in the 14-county region of the Diocese.  

The building takes its name from Sister Maureen Joyce, RSM, who served as the CEO of Catholic Charities for 20 years before passing away in 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. A Sister of Mercy for 49 years, she leaves behind a legacy of social and economic justice and care for people living in poverty.  

The Joyce House is operated by Catholic Charities Housing Office, an agency of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany. Catholic Charities Housing Office provides affordable housing and support services designed to help people in the diocese who are living in poverty or have limited means of income.  

St. Paul the Apostle Senior Residence named ‘Project of the Year’ by the Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey 

Honored during an awards reception held on Sept. 27 at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, the St. Paul the Apostle Senior Residence was named “Project of the Year” as part of the Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey’s 23rd Annual Supportive Housing Awards, which acknowledges “the need for safe, affordable, and supportive housing” as one of the greatest essentials in the state for a wide variety of needs and people. 
A project between Domus Corporation and Metuchen Community Services Corporation, an agency that works in partnership with Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen, the St. Paul the Apostle Senior Residence will soon welcome its first residents, four years after receiving funding for the 42,788 square-foot facility. 
The senior residence is the first project to be undertaken by Metuchen Community Services Corporation and the thirteenth for Domus Corporation, their first in Middlesex County, since the not-for-profit was founded in 1995. Domus Corporation serves as the housing development corporation on all permanent-housing initiatives for the Archdiocese of Newark. 

(L-R) Melanie Walters, executive director of the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, presents the “Project of the Year” Award to John Westervelt, president of Domus Corporation, and Julio Coto, executive director of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen, who accepted the award on behalf of Domus Corporation and Metuchen Community Services Corporation. They are joined (right) by Diane Riley, executive director of the Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey which sponsored the Sept. 27 awards reception. – Photo courtesy of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen