Dear Friends of Catholic Charities:
I am deeply honored and grateful to serve as Executive Director of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet. Caring for those in need is deeply rooted in our Catholic faith. Jesus spent time with the sick and those who were considered “outcasts.” Catholic Charities follows Jesus’ example and cares for the poor, frail, and those who feel forgotten. Witnessing the resilience of our clients and assisting them on the path to self-reliance is not only a privilege but also a profoundly humbling experience.
I am thankful for our exceptional staff. These individuals walk with our clients, even under the most challenging moments. Witnessing the dedication and compassion of our staff during the pandemic was inspiring. The Agency continued to serve each day of the pandemic, adjusting how we provided services as the situation constantly evolved. Our staff showed strength and bravery as they warmly greeted and helped each individual who sought help.
The challenges of the pandemic emphasized the crucial role of Catholic Charities in the community. It also highlighted the Agency’s strength and reliability. Our doors never closed.
Since taking on the role of Executive Director, we have added eight new programs and expanded many others. We are honored to reach deeper into the community and to make an even greater impact. As an Agency, we continue to evaluate the needs of the community and plan for the years ahead.
I am filled with excitement and optimism for the future of Catholic Charities. We have a strong team of staff, volunteers, donors, and friends.
Thank you, from the depths of my heart, for standing beside us and supporting the mission of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet.
May God bless you and all those you love, always.
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet