Catholic Social Services will be closing at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 22nd. The Curiosity Shoppe will be open until 11:00 a.m. on the 22nd. We will be closed December 23rd through January 1st in celebration of Christmas. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, January 2nd, 2017. Have a blessed and Merry Christmas from all of us at Catholic Social Services!
Catholic Social Services would love to send a HUGE Thank You to the members of St. Dominic parish for the massive food drive they organized to benefit families needing emergency food assistance not only for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but every day. This year, our food pantry and the food pantries of many families will be full thanks to your generosity. God bless all of you!
The Spring Hill College Baseball and Softball teams collected over a thousand cans to benefit the Catholic Social Services food pantry. This is a remarkable gift, and just in time for the holiday season when food supplies for needy families are in high demand. Thanks to their generosity, many more families will have food on their tables this fall.
Interpreters for the Refugee Resettlement Program attended a two day interpreter training course led by Deep South Language Services on August 19th and 20th. The training course covered the basics of interpreting in medical, court and community settings, as well as the Interpreter Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Deep South Language Services provided staff with an abundance of knowledge on the interpreter profession, as well as an opportunity for team building.
RRP case managers and interpreters are pictured practicing consecutive interpreting through role play.
The Archdiocese of Mobile is accepting financial contributions to assist the Diocese of Baton Rouge in helping victims of the recent flooding to recover. Please send donations to:
Office of the Archbishop, 400 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36602
Pastors at their discretion may have a special collection for the victims of the flooding. Please check with your pastor regarding this matter.
Pictured left to right: Diana Shaw, Kelly Piccini, Toni Delaney Sweet, and Richard Sweet. Not pictured: Mae Rehm
Several members of the Alabama Citizens for Life group came together to prepare carnations at Catholic Social Services in Mobile for distribution on Mother’s Day weekend at local Catholic churches. A dozen or more boxes containing almost 5,000 carnations arrived at CSS on May 5 in anticipation of the event. The members fixed up 5-gallon buckets to place the carnations in for delivery to each of the participating parishes.
The Disability Ministries Program at CSS hosted a St. Patrick’s Day celebration on March 17th led by Father Pat Madden and Ruth Breland, Program Manager. The evening began with Mass in our chapel, followed by some delicious Irish stew. Participants were given “money” to spend in the Curiosity Shoppe if they danced an Irish jig. Fr. Pat led participants through the Stations of the Cross in the chapel using a flashlight. At the end of the night, everyone was given the opportunity to tell a leprechaun story. The celebration was a huge success and we are looking forward to next year!