Catholic Charities News

Program offers companion to isolated, lonely seniors

Thursday, July 31, 2014

LYNN — As a teacher, Marge Callahan worked with children most of her life, and she thought she would in retirement as well, but a chance meeting caused an abrupt shift, and she has no regrets.

“I found out that kids don’t appreciate you nearly as well as seniors do,” she said with a laugh. “I feel like the Queen of Sheba as a companion.”

St. Peter’s Teen Center hosts exhibit on Cape Verdean whalers

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Dorchester Reporter

By Dave Eisenstadter, Special to the Reporter

As they stalked the migration paths of the whales they hunted, Azoreans, Cape Verdeans, and Brazilians formed migratory paths of their own, some of which led directly to Dorchester.

The New Bedford Whaling Museum opened its traveling exhibition on Lusophone – that’s Portuguese speaking – people at the Catholic Charities’ Teen Center at St. Peter’s Church at 278 Bowdoin St. in Dorchester on Saturday, June 21. It runs through Thursday.

Bowdoin-Geneva teen center’s supporters hope to raise $1m

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Boston Globe
They seek to fight youth violence
 By Akilah Johnson  | Globe staff   June 17, 2014

Supporters of a teen center in Dorchester’s Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood urged civic leaders Tuesday morning to help them raise $1 million. The money would be used to continue the center’s middle school program and help quell youth violence by giving young people opportunity and hope.