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A Christmas Message From Our Executive Director
Greetings All:

Each year I try to write a Christmas message to share with our Catholic Charities friends. My Message this year is based on a fictional story of the fourth wise man. Though it is a work of fiction I believe it has a powerful message. It suggests that everyone of us is that fourth wise man; that everyone of us is invited to bring our savior a gift; that everyone of us will be provided a star to show us the way; that the journey will be long and we will encounter distractions; that if we are persistent we will find our savior; that He will accept our gift and in so doing He will say to us "come blest of My Father into the kingdom prepared for you".

Have a joy-filled and blessed Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Joe Duffy
President of Catholic Charities, Paterson, NJ
& Executive Director of Straight & Narrow Inc.

Read The Message In English Or Read The Message In Spanish.

Previous Years Messages:
Read The 2013 Message In English Or Spanish.
Read The 2012 Message In English Or Spanish.
Read The 2011 Message In English Or Spanish.
Read The 2010 Message In English Or Spanish.

To Read Past Messages From 2009 to 1997 Click Here For The Archive.


The Catholic Charities Caritas Gala 2014
Will be held on Saturday evening, November 8, 2014 from 6:30-11:00 at the Bichwood Manor in Whippany

2014 Caritas Recipients are:

Steve and Kristy Goulart, Service
Msgr. Mark Giordani, Advocacy
Messrs. Bob Jacob, Rocco Zappile and Dharmesh Parikh, Convening

Click here for Tickets and Sponsorship Information

               Bread for the World
               Caritas Internationalis
               Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
               Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA)
               Center of Concern
               Diocese of Paterson
               The National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management
               New Jersey Catholic Conference (NJCC)
               New Jersey Order of Malta Prison Ministry
               Pax Christi USA
               The Roundtable of Catholic Social Action Directors
               United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

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