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Caritas helped hundreds of poor people during the winter period
02/29/2024
Caritas helped hundreds of poor people during the winter period
Caritas Catolica Oradea has been running an Emergency Winter Aid Program for 4 years in a row with the support of the Stichting Oost Europa Boskoop (SOEB) Foundation from the Netherlands. The aim of the three-part program is to ease the lives of those in need during the cold season, which is always a serious challenge for the underprivileged. The Catholic aid organization has a successful winter aid program behind it again this year.
Benefits of caring for a person with dementia
02/29/2024
Benefits of caring for a person with dementia
The February meeting of the Alzheimer's Café self-help circle was held on Tuesday at the headquarters of Caritas Catolica. The aim of the series is to create opportunities for dialogue between family members caring for mentally degraded patients and elderly care professionals through regular gatherings. This month's guest speaker of the event was Zita Varga, a specialist nurse from Caritas Home Care Service, who has been working in this field for 20 years.
Heartwarming Reunion: Jersey Volunteers Spread Joy at Caritas Catolica Oradea
12/15/2023
Heartwarming Reunion: Jersey Volunteers Spread Joy at Caritas Catolica Oradea
In a heartening return after a three-year hiatus, the spirited squad from Beaulieu Convent School in Jersey, UK, recently graced Oradea, Romania with their altruistic presence. A dynamic group of 12 students, guided by three dedicated teachers, immersed themselves in a week-long volunteering spree with the Caritas Catolica Association. During the eventful week, they visited home-care patients, distributed food parcels to the poor, and organized fun activities for underprivileged children.
Hand-knitted happiness
12/12/2023
Hand-knitted happiness
Year after year, a group of retired Dutch ladies bring smiles to the faces of children in Bihor County (Romania) with beautiful, hand-knitted children's clothes.
In Memoriam: Peter van der Ven
11/29/2023
In Memoriam: Peter van der Ven
It is with deep sorrow and a profound sense of loss that Caritas Catolica announces the passing of Mr. Peter van der Ven, a dedicated supporter and philanthropist from the Netherlands, who departed from this world last week. Pastor Jozsef Rajna has dedicated today’s holy mass to Peter’s memory. Together with his wife, Betty, Mr. Peter van der Ven has been an integral part of our Caritas family, tirelessly contributing to our mission of compassion and care for the less fortunate in Romania.
A new group of Austrian highschoolers volunteered at the renovation of St. Joseph
11/15/2023
A new group of Austrian highschoolers volunteered at the renovation of St. Joseph's Center
The long-standing collaboration between Caritas Catolica Oradea and HTL Mödling Vocational School in Austria continued. From November 5-10, a new group of 26 students visited us to work on renovating St. Joseph's Social Center.
One million stars for disadvantaged children from Caritas afterschool programs
11/15/2023
One million stars for disadvantaged children from Caritas afterschool programs
Roman catholic Caritas Catolica and Greek catholic Caritas Eparhial associations are pleased to invite everyone to the traditional annual solidarity event, One Million Stars, on Thursday, November 16, at 6:30 p.m ., which will take place in front of the Roman-Catholic Cathedral of Oradea (2 Şirul Canonicilor Street).
The uniting force of charity
10/27/2023
The uniting force of charity
We met our Austrian and German benefactors on a special trip from October 15-21, 2023. We had the occasion to meet again these dedicated people who share the fruits of their charitable work not only with their local communities, but also with those in need in the Diocese of Oradea through Caritas Catolica.
Across borders, without compromise
10/23/2023
Across borders, without compromise
The youth group of Caritas in Vienna collected second-hand clothes for three days as part of the 72 hours without compromise program, with the help of volunteers from around 20 parishes. Of these, 120 boxes with clothes and shoes were donated on Friday to the Caritas Catolica Association from Oradea.
March of solidarity for Alzheimer
10/13/2023
March of solidarity for Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers
Caritas Catolica organized on Friday, October 13, in Oradea the first "Alzheimer's Walk", joining at the same time the voluntary movement entitled 72 hours without compromises initiated by Pope Francis. The Alzheimer's walk, modeled after Hungarian example, is actually a solidarity march, the purpose of which is on the one hand, to draw public attention to the situation of elderly patients struggling with mental deficiencies and, on the other, to promote community organizing, dialogue and exchange of experience related to the disease, connecting different religious congregations and civil organizations.
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