Catholic Courier

Posted: August 30, 2010

Last Updated: July 25, 2016

Catholic Charities 100th Anniversary

This special 100th-anniversary section was produced by the Catholic Courier in cooperation with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester, its subsidiaries and affiliates. Where authorship of an article is not indicated, the article was provided by the highlighted agency.

 

September 14, 2010
Dedication: Mary Hannick

This booklet is dedicated to Mary Hannick, an icon in the Rochester community, and a treasure to the church and the social-work community.

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Jack Balinsky/Diocesan director, Catholic Charities
September 1, 2010
Bishop reflects on Catholic Charities' 100th

I’m sure that our second bishop, Thomas Hickey, had no idea whatsoever that his good work of 100 years ago would evolve into the organization described in these pages.

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August 30, 2010
Catholic Charities celebrates century
Catholic Charities celebrates century

In late 1910 Bishop Thomas F. Hickey began planning a diocesanwide special collection to raise funds for the work of various Catholic charities caring for orphans, the elderly and the needy in the 42-year-old Diocese of Rochester. It’s probably safe to say that Bishop Hickey had no idea that his collection, which raised $6,800 in January 1911, also laid the groundwork for a range of charitable agencies that would eventually operate with multimillion-dollar budgets.

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By Jennifer Burke/Catholic Courier
September 14, 2010
Catholic Charities Community Services aids three populations

Catholic Charities Residential Services was just a fledgling agency when Paul Pickering took the helm in 1982.

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By Jennifer Burke/Catholic Courier
September 14, 2010
Tier agency grows and refines focus

Under the leadership of Anthony Barbaro, Catholic Charities of the Southern Tier experienced incredible growth during the last two decades of the 1900s and the first few years of the new millennium.

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By Jennifer Burke/Catholic Courier
September 14, 2010
CFC reacts to changing needs

Catholic Family Center, Catholic Youth Organization and the Genesee Valley Office of Social Ministry had just merged to form one new Catholic Family Center when Carolyn Portanova was appointed executive director of the new agency in 1989.

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By Jennifer Burke/Catholic Courier
August 30, 2010
Social worker reflects on settlement houses
Social worker reflects on settlement houses

More than 15 years later, Mary Hannick remains incredulous when she recalls that Catholic Charities staff members asked whether she minded if they named a Newark rehabilitation facility after her.

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By Amy Kotlarz/Catholic Courier
September 14, 2010
Mary Florence Hannick

Also known as: "Aunt Mary" and "Miss Hannick"

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By Amy Kotlarz/Catholic Courier
August 30, 2010
Agency's 'noble experiment' proves successful

From its founding in 1910 until 1979, the governance of Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Rochester paralleled that of most Catholic Charities agencies in the country. There was centralized leadership and most services were provided in Monroe County, although for a period of time there were offices in Elmira and Auburn.

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By Annette Jiménez/Catholic Courier
September 3, 2010
Charities is making love of neighbor real
Charities is making love of neighbor real

Jesus teaches us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves and to care for the "least of these." This message has taken root in the Catholic Church and is expressed in many ministries in our neighborhoods, parishes, nursing homes, health clinics, schools, and through Catholic Charities and other national Catholic programs.

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