Much sweeter than the chocolate cake truffles and Moscato d’Asti at the recent Catholic Charities Wine and Food Pairing was a true story highlighting how the delightful evening helps our neighbors in need.

At the conclusion of gathering at the Blairmont Club in Hollidaysburg, Catholic Charities Executive Director Jean Johnstone shared the story of a 91 year old widow who reached out to the agency that very afternoon.

She heard a storm was coming, Johnstone relayed. The woman thought she was out of fuel and feared she might freeze.

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A Message of Hope- Fr. Mark Pattock, OFM Cap “In this time of social distancing, of hunkering down, take care to allow for a slowing down, to deeper prayer. Reinstitute the family recitation of the Rosary. The family that prays together stays together. Now is a privileged time to sink deeply into love, prayer, sacrifice, and mercy. Let your relationship deepen and know the tender love of God. Jesus in my heart, I believe in your tender love for me.”