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Moving forward together in faith
06/17/2024
Moving forward together in faith
The diocesan Caritas of Oradea was the only Catholic organization invited to the four-day conference organized by the CPOE, which unites Dutch aid organizations supporting Eastern Europe, last week in Cluj. We participated together with our Dutch sponsors from Stichting Oost Europa, Boskoop.
Visitors from the U.S.
06/07/2024
Visitors from the U.S.
Bishop Jeffrey Monforton, Chairman of the American Catholic Bishops' Conference (USCCB) Subcommittee on Central and Eastern European Support, and Jennifer Healy, director of the Subcommittee, visited the headquarters of Caritas Catolica as part of their visit to the Diocese of Oradea on Monday, June 3.
Charity knows no borders
05/02/2024
Charity knows no borders
Why did a bunch of Dutch high schoolers pick Oradea over Barcelona, Lisbon, and Prague for their school trip? Instead of sightseeing, they chose to lend a helping hand to local orphans and people in need. Their teacher, Mr. Bernard Hoving, had the answer: "The other places are great for tourism, something they can do anytime. But in Romania, they get to experience something priceless with Caritas Catolica. Volunteering builds character while bringing joy to others. Last year's participants shared amazing stories, inspiring many more to join this year."
General assembly 2024
03/21/2024
General assembly 2024
The directors and heads of departments of Caritas Catolica Oradea Association presented an account of the achievements and challenges of the past year in the presence of diocesan bishop László Böcskei during the general assembly held on Thursday, March 21 in Saint Joseph Center.
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.
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