American guest speakers at Caritas
Professors of Divine Mercy University from Virginia and their senior year psychology students held a series of professional training sessions for Caritas Catolica staff in recent days.
If you want lifelong happiness, build a garden
The pupils of the Tamasi Áron Agricultural and Industrial Vocational School from Bors, led by class teacher Andrea Hofmann, have been volunteering regularly with us for years and beautifying the garden of St. Elizabeth Elderly Home with diligent work. Therefore, we were very pleased to be invited to their graduation, where Andrea Nagy, head of the elderly home, and Enikő Pentek, chief accountant of Caritas Catolica, thanked the students for their work and awarded certificates of appreciation to the two most active volunteer gardeners of the past year: graduate students Ervin Mihály Fűzfa and Szilárd Fazekas.
Three decades of charity
We celebrated an extraordinary anniversary at Caritas Catolica on Tuesday, June 15, 2023, when our dear old friends and loyal sponsors from the German city of Villingen-Schwenningen visited us. All four foreign guests are active members of the German foundation, which has been supporting the work of Caritas and other charitable organizations in Transylvania and Romania with material goods for decades. Two of the members of the team have been active for an extended period: Mrs. Irmgard Rösch, founder of Freundeskreis Villingen-Schwenningen, has been doing humanitarian service for 32 years, and her colleague Helmut Conz for 30 years, but also the rest of the visiting group, Mrs. Martha Faisst and Mr. Reiner Hogg have also been long-standing pillars of the German foundation.
Self-help group relaunched for caretakers of demented patients
We have relaunched the Alzheimer Café self-help group in Oradea on May 12, 2023, Jointly organized by the Caritas Catolica Association and the Csillagvaros Foundation with the intention of creating a tradition.
To bear each other's burdens
Caritas Catolica from Oradea organized for the ninth time a celebration in honour of nurses, elderly caregivers, spiritual caregivers and support professionals on the occasion of the International Day of Nurses, which was held again this year on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, a British nurse revered as the founder of modern nursing methodology, on 12 May.
Dutch volunteer week in Oradea
Within the international volunteer program of the Caritas Catolica Association, 16 students and 4 teachers of the Melanchthon de Blesewic secondary school from the Netherlands carried out humanitarian activities in Oradea and Bihor County between the 13th-20th of April. The enthusiastic team visited numerous institutions with a social profile within the one-week program and supported their beneficiaries not only through their voluntary work, but also with material donations.
Caritas held its annual general meeting
The directors and heads of departments of Caritas Catolica gave an account of the realizations of the past year on Thursday, March 23 at the annual general meeting of the charity organization.
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.