Catholic Charities of Diocese of Wilmington to Honor Xavier DeCaire 
with Msgr. Reese Award April 18 at Annual Tribute Dinner

February 15, 2024 – Wilmington, DE – Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington will recognize Xavier DeCaire with the Msgr. Thomas J. Reese Award for exceptional dedication and unwavering support of local communities throughout his life at this year’s Annual Tribute Dinner at Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington on April 18. Catholic […]

Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families 
Recommends Catholic Charities for $150,000 Award

February 13, 2024 – Wilmington, DE – The Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families (DSCYF) approved Catholic Charities’ proposal submitted in response to the state’s RFP CYF 23-11 First Episode Psychosis (D-FEP) Program. After DSCYF reviewed all the proposals for services submitted, Catholic Charities was recommended for a $150,000 award.  Samantha […]

A Catholic Forum Video Interview:
Behavioral Health Services at Catholic Charities is Discussed

Feb 2, 2024 – Wilmington DE – On this Catholic Forum Video Interview, Stephanie Kelton, Fund Development and Public Relations Manager for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington talks with Lisa Ritchie, Program Manager of Behavioral Health Services for Catholic Charities. Lisa talks about the therapeutic services that Catholic Charities provides, including a new […]

Maryland state Senate passes resolution honoring Fritz Jones After 45 Years with Catholic Charities of Diocese of Wilmington

Photo: Maryland Senator Mary Beth Carozza of District 38 presents a Senate resolution to Fritz Jones, who retired in January after 45 years with Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Wilmington. February 1, 2024 – Wilmington DE – Fritz Jones, the recently retired executive director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington, was presented […]

Catholic Charities Awarded $7,000 from Maryland Food Bank

January 30, 2024 – Wilmington DE – The Maryland Food Bank awarded Catholic Charities a $7,000 Food First Capacity Grant to address ongoing food storage issues at the Seton Center.  The grant will support the acquisition of an enclosed trailer that will primarily be used to store non-perishable food items while the food in the […]

Catholic Charities Awarded $150,000 Grant from Home4Good

January 8, 2024 – Wilmington, DE – Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington received a $150,000 grant from the Home4Good program to support the agency’s Homelessness Prevention program from January 1, 2024, to December 31, 2024. Home4Good is jointly offered by the FHLB-Pittsburgh and the Delaware State Housing Authority. Home4Good helps those who are […]

Laffey-McHugh Foundation Awards $75,000 to Catholic Charities

January 8, 2024 – Wilmington, DE – The Laffey-McHugh Foundation recently awarded a $75,000 grant to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington for the Basic Needs Program. Catholic Charities will use this grant to support underserved low income families and individuals with case management, financial assistance, and community service referrals. In this challenging post-pandemic […]

Catholic Charities Awarded $44,000 from the Highmark Delaware Fund

January 8, 2024 – Wilmington, DE – Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware was pleased to award Catholic Charities with a BluePrints for the Community small grant to support Access to Behavior Health Services for Very Low to Low Income Families program. BluePrints for the Community, housed by the Delaware Community Foundation, has contributed over […]

Catholic Charities Awarded $10,000 Grant from Citizens Bank

January 4, 2023 – Wilmington, DE – Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington received a $10,000 grant from Citizens Bank as Support for the Basic Needs Program. Catholic Charities will assist individuals of low income to reduce poverty, prevent homelessness, and encourage self-sufficiency through financial assistance, case management, and referrals to community services. In […]

Seton Center Providing Help and Creating Hope, in the heart of the lower Eastern Shore

October 4, 2023 – (Wilmington, Delaware) – Catholic Charities Seton Center, a community center in Princess Anne, Somerset County, Maryland, provides help and creates hope for local residents struggling to meet basic needs by offering include food, financial assistance with rent and utilities, behavioral health counseling, and community enrichment programs. One life changed was that […]

Diocese of Wilmington Catholic Charities veteran Fritz Jones retirement set for January after 45 years

Photo: Executive Director Frederick “Fritz” Jones of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington plans to retire in mid-January after 45 years with the agency. May 29, 2023 – Wilmington DE – Fritz Jones remembers the day he began work for Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Wilmington. He’s had different roles and responsibilities in […]

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington and Goodwill Announce Collaborative Donation Partnership

March 15, 2023 – Wilmington DE – Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington and Goodwill of Delaware & Delaware County announced today an operational collaboration benefitting people served by both non-profit organizations. As part of the new collaboration parishes in the Wilmington Diocese will host donation drives in partnership with Goodwill. Donated items will […]

Catholics Across Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore Set for Second Annual Reconciliation Monday on April 3

March 10, 2023 – Catholics from throughout the Diocese of Wilmington are invited to receive the sacrament of reconciliation (confession) at any of the 56 parish churches in Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore, on Monday, April 3, from 3-8 p.m., during the second annual diocesanwide ‘Reconciliation Monday.’ The event is designed to make it more […]

2022 Faith and Charity Catholic Appeal Breaks Record for Support from Contributors in Diocese of Wilmington

Bishop Koenig leads a prayer service last April at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Wilmington for the last of five “Circle of Honor” events hosted by the Diocese of Wilmington development department. Dialog photo/Joseph P. Owens Courtesy of The Dialog – January 25, 202e – Catholics gave a record amount to the 2022 Faith […]

Bishop Koenig recalls Pope Benedict XVI’s faith, humility, love for God at memorial Mass in Wilmington

January 4, 2022 – Wilmington, DE – Bishop Koenig remembered the late Pope Benedict XVI for his faith, humility and love for God in a memorial Mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Wilmington on Jan. 4. The former pontiff died Dec. 31 in Vatican City at the age of 95. Several priests and […]

Diocese of Wilmington Catholic Charities director Fritz Jones set to take part in Delaware’s first ‘Faith and Housing Justice’ weekend

Frederick “Fritz” Jones, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington. Dialog photo / Photo courtesy Joseph P. Owens By Fritz Jones, Executive Director, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Wilmington Catholic Charities As I prepared to write this op-ed article to share the excitement the Diocese of Wilmington and Catholic Charities about participating in […]

Knights of Columbus councils from Delaware, Maryland earn 2023 Msgr. Thomas J. Reese Award from Catholic Charities

(Photo) Following Mass and services at St. Ann’s Parish in Bethany Beach Nov. 5 Rick Morin, left, a member of St. Ann’s Council 16771 in Delaware passes possession of the Silver Rose to the President of Maryland “Knights On Bikes” Francisco “Paco” Sarceno who escorted the rose to its first stop in Severn, Md. Courtesy […]