Karidat Services: DID YOU KNOW?

Posted by - September 16, 2017

Karidat offers a range of programs for the benefit of people living of the CNMI. These include: EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER Temporary assistance for families/individuals who are experiencing economic hardship. Food and shelter assistance is provided for one month during the year under a national grant (EFSP), when funding is available. ALCOHOL INFORMATION CLASS (AIC)

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Feast Day of Our Lady of Karidat: September 8

Posted by - September 8, 2017

Sometime in 1612, three young men set off in a rowboat off the coast of Cuba near El Cobre, a copper mining town. After weather- ing some stormy waters, they spot- ted something white in the distance that seemed to be floating upright on the surface. As they came closer, they realized that it was

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St. Jeanne Jugan

Posted by - August 25, 2017

This Wednesday the Church will remember St. Jeanne Jugan, a holy woman known for caring for the poor, especially the elderly. The congrega- tion of the “Little Sisters of the Poor,” of which she was the foundress, takes a fourth vow of “Hospitality to the elderly” in which they promise to de- vote themselves entirely

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Five Famous Words

Posted by - August 18, 2017

Many of the sayings of Jesus are so famous that we hardly need to reference Him as the source. Matthew 25:40, “Whatever you do for the least of these, you do for Me.” Mother Teresa used to condense the saying into just five words. Many told the story of how she would grab hold of

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Just like family

Posted by - August 12, 2017

A former client recently wrote a note to Karidat in thanks for our help and said: “You treat us just like family.” We had to find a translator to understand the note because we do not share a common language with this particular person. We always have to use Google Translate or hand signals in

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Love Your Neighbors, even the haters

Posted by - August 4, 2017

Have you seen this bumper sticker? There are a few different versions out there about what people mean by putting this on their vehicles. Some people think it is similar to the other sticker or t-shirt that says, “Haters make me famous.” It’s kind of like saying, “I’m getting lots of attention. Yay me.” Maybe

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VaWa: did you Know?

Posted by - July 29, 2017

This is the first in an ongoing “Did you know” series in Karidat Korner. These articles will collect facts and stats on questions relevant to the CNMI and the work of Karidat Social Services. This week, “Did You Know” is highlighting an often-unspoken crime: domestic and sexual violence against women. Women who are threatened, beaten,

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Karidat is in a Magazine!

Posted by - July 22, 2017

Karidat is not only the social service branch of our Diocese of Chalan Kanoa; we are also proud to be the local branch of the nationwide network of Catholic Charities. After Typhoon Soudelor, a representative from Catholic Charities USA called our office immediately with an offer of help. And just a few months ago, in

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A PRAYER FOR SOCIETY (by St. John XXIII)

Posted by - July 16, 2017

O Jesus, come back into our society, our family life, our souls and reign there as our peaceful sovereign. Enlighten with the splendor of faith and the charity of your tender heart the souls of those who work for the good of the people, for your poor. Impart in them your own spirit, a spirit

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Never Ever Alone, Ever.

Posted by - July 9, 2017

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest…Learn from me […] and you will find rest for yourselves.”  That is the final part of the last of today’s readings. Rest. The older we get, the more worn out from our life concerns and struggles, the more we

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