Press Mentions

Senior Food Boxes – Part of CCCNMO’s Growing Slate of Services

June 29, 2020

This story originally appeared in the Catholic Missourian. Read the full story on their website: Catholic Missourian Website By Jay Nies Judith Mutamba, director of food and nutrition services for Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO), and Rebecca Jennings, nutrition education AmeriCorps member at Catholic Charities, took down names, handed out boxes of…

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Organization awards Catholic Charities more than $91,000

June 17, 2020

This story originally appeard in the Jefferson City News Tribune. Read the full story online: Jefferson City News Tribune Website The Center for Disaster Philanthropy has awarded more than $90,000 to Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri. Catholic Charities received $91,506 to fund long-term disaster case management for survivors of the May 22, 2019,…

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The Journey to Disaster Recovery Continues

June 2, 2020

This article originally appeared in the print edition of the Catholic Missourian: READ THE FULL ARTICLE ONLINE A strong and violent wind heralded a year of favor from the Lord. It began with the Eldon and Jefferson City tornado of May 22, 2019, continued with a summer of flooding throughout central and northeastern Missouri, and…

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Shikles Auditorium to become hub for recovery efforts

May 21, 2020

This story originally appeared in the Jefferson City News Tribune. READ THE FULL STORY ONLINE: News Tribune Website For now, Shikles Auditorium serves as a clearinghouse for donated furniture, appliances, electronics and other products people still recovering from Mid-Missouri’s May 2019 tornado need. Volunteers will soon move those items to another location — the clearinghouse’s…

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As one-year anniversary of tornado nears, long-term recovery panel continues its marathon of work

May 21, 2020

This story originally appeared in the Jefferson City News Tribune. READ THE FULL ARTICLE ONLINE: News Tribune Website A year after an EF-3 tornado brought destruction to parts of Jefferson City, Cole County and Miller County, the group organized to help residents recover continues its work. The Long-Term Recovery Committee continues to meet weekly, said…

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Catholic Charities hires new director of development, outreach

May 20, 2020

This story originally appeared in the Jefferson City News Tribune. READ THE FULL ARTICLE ONLINE: News Tribune Website Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri has hired Cristal Backer to serve as its new director of development and outreach. Her primary responsibilities will include overseeing development and communication efforts to support the organization’s work of…

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New bridges among Catholic groups, agencies to help people in need during COVID-19 crisis

May 1, 2020

This article originally appeared in the Catholic Missourian. Read the full article online: CATHOLIC MISSOURIAN WEBSITE By Jay Nies “Siendo discípulos misioneros — testigos del amor de Dios.” Deacon Enrique Castro, diocesan director of intercultural and marriage ministries, described the best response for the Church to the COVID-19 pandemic: “Being missionary disciples — witnesses to…

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Catholic Charities, Helias host bread drive for the elderly

April 6, 2020

This article originally appeared in the Jefferson City News Tribune. Read the full article ONLINE: Jefferson City News Tribune Website As cars drove up to Helias Catholic High School on Saturday afternoon, drivers opened their trunks to reveal piles of bread. Off to the side, large containers were quickly filling up with various bread products.…

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Pandemic leads volunteers to do missionary work right here at home

March 30, 2020

This article originally appeared in the Jefferson City News Tribune. READ THE FULL ARTICLE ONLINE: News Tribune Website. What separated the volunteers preparing to offer St. Martins community members food through the Cole County Mobile Food Pantry early Wednesday afternoon was space. The pantry is usually manned by volunteers from businesses and churches, but because…

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An Unexpected Opportunity to put Gospel Values into Action

March 30, 2020

This article originally appeared in the Catholic Missourian. READ THE FULL ARTICLE ONLINE: Catholic Missourian. By Jay Nies Safe in their cars, people from all around formed a procession through the grounds of St. Martin Church in St. Martins. Each stopped and gave thanks as members of the Frassati Fraternity loaded boxes of food into…

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