Catholic Charities Maine Announces
Matthew 25 Award Winners
Catholic Charities’ Parish Social Ministry program is pleased to announce eight parishes have been selected for this year’s Matthew 25 grant awards. Designed to support parishes in their efforts to serve vulnerable people in need, regardless of their faith affiliation, the grants totaling $15,000 will help parishes expand the capacity to serve more people within a current direct service ministry or to help develop a new social ministry.
St. Michael’s Parish in Augusta will receive $1,200 to extend their Saturday night meal program to the five Saturdays in the year that are the fifth Saturdays of the month, when no community church is serving meals and persons suffering from hunger insecurity would have to go without a meal.
Bishop Deeley will present Custom-crafted stained glass awards and a check at the 4 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph Church in Gardiner on August 20th. Mr. Don Stevens of the Angel Food Suppers will accept the award.