General News

Catholic Charities Joins with iHeartMedia to Kick-off Summer 2017 Stuff the Bus Food Drive

June 22nd, 2017

Food Donations Collected at Five Mid-Hudson Stop & Shop Stores Last Weekend of
June will Help Restock Area Food Pantries for Summer

Catholic Charities Community Services in Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties joined with iHeartMedia for the kick-off of the Summer 2017 Stuff the Bus Food Drive. Catholic Charities’ staff went live on-air with iHeartMedia

Mary Marshall Radio Interview Highlights Sports Memorabilia for Second Annual Dinner

May 29th, 2017

Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County to Host Second Annual Spirit of Service Awards Dinner, Thursday, June 8, 2017

Mary Marshall, Executive Director of Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County (CCCDC), was a guest last week on WRNQ talking about the upcoming Spirit of Service Awards Dinner. You can listen to the interview here.


Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess Receives $1,000 From St. Martin de Porres Catholic Youth Organization

May 29th, 2017

Chris Fields, parish CYO Coordinator of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) recently presented Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County (CCCSDC) with a $1,000 donation. Mary L. Marshall, Executive Director of CCCSDC stated, “We are deeply grateful for the generous donation from CYO to help support the services and programs of

MidHudson Valley Federal Credit Union Named Corporate Citizenship Honoree ~ 2017 Spirit of Service Awards

May 27th, 2017

Melissa Walsh studied at Marist College earning a degree in Business and Marketing.  She began her career as an undergrad during the spring semester of her senior year, working around her academic classes. Following graduation, she began her full-time career in banking, and now serves as Vice President of Marketing at Mid-Hudson Valley Federal

Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess Honors Several During Volunteer Month

May 20th, 2017

April is National Volunteer month, a time to say thanks to the more than 62 million people who volunteer each year in the U.S., a quarter of the adult population, who give nearly 8 billion hours each year to a cause close to their hearts.

Dutchess County has its share of dedicated volunteers and many

Elizabeth “Betty” Mylod Wolf ~ Light of Hope Honoree

May 11th, 2017

Ever since Elizabeth “Betty” Mylod Wolf can remember, the spirit of service was a part of her life.  She grew up in a family with a strong history of community involvement, and with an expectation that she and her siblings would continue that tradition.  She remembers as a child when there were baked beans in

Fr. Richard LaMorte~ 2017 Spirit of Service Humanitarian Award Recipient

May 9th, 2017

Father Richard LaMorte has spent his entire service of the church in Dutchess County.  We spoke with him at the Café Aurora in the Little Italy neighborhood of what became this priest’s neighborhood. He obviously had a fondness for it, and felt right at home.
Fr. LaMorte was first assigned to Mt. Carmel parish in


May 5th, 2017

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2017 Spirit of Service Honorees and Date Announced

April 17th, 2017

Awards Dinner
Thursday, June 8, 2017
5:30 PM Social Hour and Silent Auction
7:00 PM Dinner
Villa Borghese
70 Widmer Road, Wappingers Falls, NY
Humanitarian Award–Fr. Richard LaMorte presented to the outstanding leader with a commitment to humanitarian causes, a devoted advocate of Catholic Charities and the betterment of mankind in general; who strives to improve the quality of life of

New Dutchess County CYO Programs Added Fall 2016

October 28th, 2016

Two new Dutchess County CYO Programs were added this fall! 27 participants, both girls and boys in 5th through 8th grades shared in the Cross Country experience. In addition, 57 girls in 6th through 8th grades participated in the inaugural season of volleyball.  Instruction was provided by Our Lady of Lourdes coaching staff and