How a former employee at Catholic Charities in Springfield facilitated an adoption and helped unite Stephen Dyer with biological family 38 years later

The Good Samaritan Asks for Help

Posted on July 10, 2020

In late May, the phone on my desk started ringing. "Catholic Charities. How can we help you?" A cracked, male voice met my ears. "Yes, ma'am. I was wondering if you all did anything to help with medical bills? My—my mother's in a coma, and we just can't pay, and—and they won't let me see her." My heart sank. At that late point in the day, all I could do was tell him to call back the next morning. It didn't feel like anything close to enough.

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki, known as “The Holy Goalie”, along with Chicago Blackhawks alumni, will take to the ice for the 10th annual “Hockey with Bishop Paprocki” at the United Center in Chicago on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at 2:10 p.m. to benefit Catholic Charities Legal Services. The ticket price includes entry to the charity game at 2:10 p.m., and entry to the Blackhawks vs. Blues game at 6:30 p.m.

Catholic Charities is planning to assist needy families during the holidays. We are seeking sponsors/donations to fill totes.

Help the Holy Family Food Pantry

Posted on July 26, 2019

Effingham Annual Event

Posted on January 11, 2019