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The Mission of Catholic Charities is to provide service to those in need, to advocate for justice, to encourage all Catholics and all people to live justly and care for the poor in our local communities.  Annually, Catholic Charities encourage parishes and schools to nominate worthy candidates to be recognized that portray the mission of Catholic Charities.

We are proud to announce the two youth chosen for the 2022 Matthew 25 Youth Humanitarian Award:  Alexis Ditosti and Madeline Waibel.  Alexis is a member of Our Lady of the Alleghenies Parish (Lilly) and a senior at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School.  Madeline is a member of St. Michael the Archangel (Hollidaysburg) and a senior at Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School.

For the Outstanding Parish Volunteer Award, Kathleen Bumbernick and Katie Sherwood were selected. Kathleen is a parishioner of St. John Gualbert Cathedral located in Johnstown and Katie is a parishioner of St. Thomas Aquinas located in Ashville.

lease consider attending the dinner to honor the recipients at the Catholic Charities dinner on Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 at the Blair County Convention Center.  To order tickets, support the event with a sponsorship and provide a congratulatory ad please refer to the Annual Recognition Dinner

2022 Sponsorship Form (click here).  Inquires can be emailed to or call the Blair County office at (814) 944-9388.

Catholic Charities, Inc. of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown is a non-government, private, faith-based, non-profit agency that has been serving Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clinton, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset counties for more than 75 years. Our ministry focus is to support individuals and families facing an immediate crisis and to inform the community about critical social issues and advocate for policies that enhance human dignity to ensure basic human rights.


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