St. Joseph's feast
A festive mass of the chapel of St. Joseph's Social Center was held today at 11 a.m. at the headquarters of Caritas. During the ceremony, Diocesan Bishop László Böcskei highlighted the figure of Saint Joseph as an example for Caritas employees to follow, as the person who formed a bridge between the Old Testament and the New Testament.
3 years of working shoulder to shoulder with Food Bank
On the 10th of March 2023 we celebrated the third anniversary of the establishment of the Food Bank of Oradea in a special gala event, where, as a partner organization, Caritas Catolica also received a certificate of appreciation. The evolution that the young food bank went through in just three years is admirable.
Our most active volunteer awarded by local authorities
We are proud that our long-time volunteer and supporter, Mag. Peter Zidar, permanent deacon from Austria, was awarded yesterday, during the Volunteers' Gala organized by the Oradea Social Assistance Directorate , held yesterday, March 1st, at the neolog synagogue.
We distributed 1200 hot meals on streets of Oradea
On the 22nd of February we organized the last street hot meal distribution of the winter season 2022-2023. Over the course of three months, we distributed over 1200 servings of lunch, mainly to the elderly with low pensions, the sick and people in need, with the continuous participation of 24 volunteers.
Students from Austria volunteering at St. Joseph`s
This year's second group of volunteers came to us from Austria to work on the renovation of the St. Joseph Social Center. 20 students of the HTL Mödling vocational school, under the guidance of specialist teachers Michael Wöhrer, Markus Wöhrer and Erwin Haring, installed suspended ceilings, erected plasterboard walls and worked on the renovation of the restrooms on the first floor.
Social Services Fair 2022
We are waiting for you at the Caritas stand within the Social Services Fair today until 4 p.m. in Unirii Square. Here you can find out information about the socio-medical services offered by our association, and you can also buy decorational items, candles, clothing, etc. made by hand by the residents of the Caritas nursing homes and provided by the Maria Anzbach church community in Austria.
Flowers for the elderly
We planted a hundred tulips in the garden of St. Elizabeth's Elderly Home this afternoon with our enthusiastic volunteers from Ady High School and Eminescu High School. We hope that the flowers will beautify the life of the elderly in the house as early as spring. We thank to the homes resident Mrs. Eva Matyi for the professional guidance she offered to the volunteers!
72 hours without compromise - volunteering at Caritas
Members of the Partiumi Halo Association and the youth group of the Church of Friends volunteered with us today as part of the 72 Hours Without Compromise program. The youngsters devoted their entire Sunday (the 9th of October) to charity activities as the closing act of the three-day campaign.
Celebration with pancake-party at St. Martin's Elderly Home
We celebrated the residents of St. Martin's Home with a festive Holy Mass and a pancake party on Wednesday, October 5, in connection with World Seniors Day.
International Day of Older Persons at St. Elizabeth's Elderly Home
We have celebrated International Day of Older Persons at St. Elizabeth's Elderly Home run by Caritas Catolica on Saturday, October 1.