Events benefit Catholic Charities Homeless, Food and Emergency Service Programs; Children and Family Services; Maternity and Adoption; Veteran and Senior Programs; and Domestic Violence support.

To sponsor or support Catholic Charities Centennial Celebrations, contact dsamulis@catholiccharities.net.


Catholic Charities will celebrate 100 years of helping people in need across Chicago and throughout Lake County. Please join us!


upcoming events

APRIL 9-14, 2018

Centennial Week of Service

As Catholic Charities winds down our year-long 100th anniversary celebration in April, we’ll be hosting one final celebratory event, the Catholic Charities Centennial Week of Service. Volunteers have formed the bedrock of Catholic Charities, and volunteers are the roots of our future.

This week will include opportunities to support the many services we provide and individuals we serve.  

Your company can become involved in our events such as hosting a baby shower for expecting mothers in need, writing a letter to a government representative, or donating in-kind goods to help someone stay warm this winter. 

If your group or company is interested in volunteering for a service project, please contact Melissa Dicesare, Volunteer Relations Manager, at mdicesare@catholiccharities.org or 312-655-7322. You can also visit our volunteer website here.

past events

september 18, 2017

Building Peaceful Communities Symposium

Four of the city’s top change leaders engaged in a roundtable discussion on how we work together to build collaborations that bring peace to our city. Opening remarks and anniversary reflection were offered by Monsignor Boland.  

Panelists included Sheriff Tom Dart, Arn Duncan, Dr. David Ansell, and Dr. Mira Vidal de Haymes. The panel was moderated by Loyola University’s Professor of Peace Studies and Sociology, Dr. Kathleen Maas Weigert.

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JUNE 12, 2017

Civic Dinner - A Century of Hope

This dinner brought together Chicago’s philanthropic, civic, community leaders and the many people that have impacted Catholic Charities over the last 100 years. 

Honorary Chairmen
Most Reverend Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago & Reverend Monsignor Michael Boland, President, Catholic Charites of the Archdiocese of Chicago

100th Anniversary Chair Couples
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Burke, Sr. & Mr. Mrs. Al Moschner

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MAY 7, 2017

A Mass of Thanksgiving & Reception

Mass of Thanksgiving in honor of the 100th Anniversary of Catholic Charities was held May 7. Main Celebrant – Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago. Concelebrated by Bishop Raymond Goedert, Bishop Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, Monsignor Michael M. Boland, President of Catholic Charities and priests of the Archdiocese. Homilist - Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Papal Nuncio to the United States of America.