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The mission of Catholic Charities is to provide services to anyone in need, regardless of race or religion; to advocate justice, human dignity and quality of life; and to call all people to join in these efforts; thereby reflecting the compassion of God in Christ.
 
 
 
 
 




 

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The mission of Catholic Charities is to provide services to anyone in need, regardless of race and religion; to advocate justice, human dignity and quality of life; and to call all people to join in these efforts; thereby reflecting the compassion of God in Christ.

Our mission defines our values, our purpose and our priorities as a Catholic agency. Our mission declares the difference we seek to make in the lives of families and individuals we serve in the Diocese of St. Augustine.

Today the Catholic Charities network has four regional offices, located in Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lake City and St. Augustine. Although the services may vary from site to site, the goal of our programs in each office and satellite location is to respond to the unique needs in the communities we serve. It is our Catholic identity and Catholic Social Teaching that calls upon us to see Jesus in the face of the poor.

As you review the following pages of our Annual Report it is our hope you will witness our mission in action, the evidence of Pope Francis’ call to "Let us ask the Lord to give us the gentleness to look upon the poor with understanding and love….”

Catholic Charities could not be responsive to our communities without the work of our staff, volunteers and board of directors and the support we receive from the diocese, our donors, and founders. Together we are living our responsibility to love our neighbor as we love ourselves (Mark 12:31).

"Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received, but only what you have given; a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage.” – St. Francis Assisi

Thank you for your support to our agency, and to the individuals, and families we serve. This enables us to spread the word of God’s love and compassion for our fellow man throughout the 17 counties of the Diocese of St. Augustine. May God bless you and those you love.

In charity for all,

Most Reverend Felipe J. Estevez, S.T.D.Laura M. Hickey, Diocesan Director/CEO

Bishop of Diocese of St. AugustineCatholic Charities Bureau, Inc.


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