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Catholic Charities serves all persons in need regardless of their race, ethnicity, life style, or religious affiliation.

Catholic Charities provides food, housing, health services, emergency assistance, youth programs, maternity care, senior programs, employment advice, and disabilities services to those in need in 14 counties of upstate New York.

In 2013, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany provided services to 86,504 people



Bishop congratulates Orchard Tavern

The Bishop's Choice Pizza Contest to benefit CC Tri-County Service programs was a big success!

Over 360 people attended and we raised $3,700 for Catholic Charities programs in the Capital Region. Donate here to support our programs. 1 in 6 people in our area are challenged by hunger.

Congratulations to our winners: Bishop's Choice: Orchard Tavern
People's Choice: 1st- Jimmy Makes Pizza, 2nd- DeFazio's, 3rd- Kay's Pizza

Thank you to all of the pizza places that participated: AJ's, Beff's, Carol's Place, Cousins, DC's, DeFazio's, Hill Street Café, Inferno, Jimmy Makes Pizza, Kay's, Lou-Bea's, Orchard Tavern, Pizzeria Sapienza, Scarnato's, Sovrana, Uncle Rico's.

Click on these links to view some of the media coverage: Times Union, News 10,

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Email Challenge

A generous donor challenged us to collect 5,000 email addresses. For every email address we collect, Catholic Charities will receive $1, for a maximum of $5,000! Click here to fill out and submit a form to help us take advantage of this great opportunity and grow our email list.

Annual Report

Annual Report

Click here to read the annual report for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany, and thank you for helping us make a difference in the lives of those in need!

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Response to the Crisis in the Middle East

Catholic Charities is taking up a special Catholic Relief Services (CRS) collection to provide humanitarian relief and pastoral support for our affected brothers and sisters in the Middle East. CRS and other Catholic agencies are working in partnership with the local Church to meet the most urgent humanitarian needs facing the people in Iraq, Gaza, Syria and surrounding countries where refugees have fled.

Click here to read more & to donate.

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Rooted in Love: the Life and Martyrdom of Dorothy Stang, SND deNamur
, Presented by Catholic Charities' Commission on Peace and Justice

Please join us as Sr. Nancy Murray, OP, sister of comedian Bill Murray and an accomplished actor in her own right, presents a one-woman drama on the life of the American nun who was murdered in Brazil for her work defending the rights of rural workers and peasants. Sr. Dorothy is formally recognized by the Vatican as a modern-day martyr.

Click here to read more & purchase tickets online.

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Night at the Museum Fundraiser 2014

Our annual signature fundraising event was a huge success!

Click here to read more & see photos from the event.

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On Your Mark…

Catholic Charities is a charity of choice for the Hudson/Mohawk Marathon and Half-Marathon taking place on October 12, 2014. Thank you to everyone who registered to run on our behalf, we are now SOLD OUT!

If you would like to support the runners, please visit our Catholic Charities You Caring Page.

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