Join us in celebrating 125 years of non-stop compassion

Since 1899, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has moved to the beat of the city, supporting families, feeding the hungry, and providing services for the mentally ill. Together we’ve helped millions of our neighbors in Brooklyn and Queens.

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It all started when a group of concerned Catholics came together to help children orphaned by poverty and disease. Over time, their efforts expanded to include food, clothing, education, and housing.

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Events & Seminars


Enjoy a day on the course at the beautiful North Hills Country Club in Manhasset, New York. In addition to 18 holes of golf, the event features brunch, cocktails, dinner, silent auction and raffles, with all proceeds benefitting Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens’ 160+ programs and services.

Date:    Thursday, June 20, 2024

Place:    North Hills Country Club, Manhasset, NY

Info:      Register today at

or call 718-722-6202


The Next Generation Committee is a group of like-minded individuals who share a belief in the mission of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens. Through engaging social gatherings, meaningful volunteer opportunities and inspiring faith-based events, this committee offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to cultivate the next generation of leaders committed to serving the thousands in need in our community.

Date:    TBD

Place:    TBD

Info:      Contact Timmy DeFonzo at 929-627-3860


Join us in commemorating the 125th Anniversary of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens with a special webinar series entitled “A Time for Renewal,” presented in collaboration with St. John’s University Vincentian Center for Church and Society. These insightful lectures will delve into Catholic Social Teaching, the foundation of our mission at Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens.

Date:     Friday, May 3, 2024, 9:30-10:30 AM
“Building Community: Envisioning an Inclusive Economy through Catholic Social Teaching”

Date:     Friday, June 7, 2024, 9:30-10:30 AM
“Changing Lives: Mercy and Dignity in Care of the Sick, Isolated, and Aging”

Date:     Friday, September 6, 2024, 9:30-10:30 AM
“Changing Lives: Welcoming the Stranger and the Common Good”

Date:     Saturday, November 16, Time TBD, St. John’s University, Queens, NY
“A final symposium in conjunction with St. John’s University Poverty Conference”

Info:      For webinar videos, links to future live recordings, and more information on the Poverty Conference at St. John’s University, visit


Join us at Cipriani Wall Street for a memorable evening honoring Tom J. Grech of the Queens Chamber of Commerce, Robert Pape of Paul Martin Trust, Vincent Levien of DeSales Media Group and Francesca Yellico of Bridge to Life.

Date:     Thursday, September 26, 2024

Place:    Cipriani Wall Street, New York, NY

Info:      Call 718-722-6202


To close out the 125th anniversary celebration, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens will sponsor a special Mass and Celebration at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in November.

Date:     Sunday, November 17, 2024

Place:    Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, Brooklyn, NY

Info:      TBD

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