Deanery G Priests Put Faith in Action

STAMFORD—Msgr. Walter Orlowski, Pastor of St. Matthew Church and leader of Deanery G, joined ten other priests from the Diocese of Bridgeport’s Deanery G, Mary, Mother of Divine Grace, in service at New Covenant Center, Stamford.

They prepared and served a full meal to 67 guests, sorted and stocked vegetables and produce in the food pantry, and assisted 40 guests who were shopping in the pantry.

Msgr. Walter came away with high regard for the exceptional staff at NCC, who perform incredibly every day, led by their Executive Director, John Gutman, and Al Barber and the team.

Pictured in the photo
First row (left to right): Msgr. Walter C. Orlowski, Pastor, St. Matthew Parish, Norwalk and Dean, Deanery G
Fr. Juan Gabriel Acosta, Pastor, St. Ladislaus, Norwalk

Second row: Fr. Sudhir D’Souza, Pastor, St. Philip Parish, Norwalk
Fr. Robert Kinnally, Pastor, St. Aloysius Parish, New Canaan
Fr. Christopher Perrella, Parochial Vicar, St. John Parish, Darien; Fr. Tomi Thomas, Parochial Vicar, St. Matthew Parish, Norwalk
Fr. Paul Murphy, Pastor, St. Thomas More Parish, Darien
Fr. Paul Sankar, Chaplain-Norwalk Hospital, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Norwalk
Fr. Rojin Mammachan, Parochial Vicar, St. Jerome Parish, Norwalk
Fr. Richard Cipolla, Pastor, St. Mary Parish, Norwalk
Fr. David Blanchfield, Pastor, St. Jerome Parish, Norwalk.

New Covenant Center (NCC) is a program of Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, Inc., opened in 1978 as a soup kitchen to help the neediest in greater Stamford meet the most basic need for food in a dignified and respectful environment.

Annually, approximately 800 interfaith volunteers, either singly or as a group from various employers and organizations and places of worship, provide invaluable assistance with every aspect of our operations: preparing and serving food, stocking and staffing the food pantry, fundraising, holiday appeals, strategic planning, and community outreach.

In addition to providing 300 hot meals daily through its soup kitchen programs, NCC also provide groceries for 400 families through its Food Pantry, and helps guests build daily living skills with programs including life counseling job skills, and basic medical care.

New Covenant Center is open 365 days a year and recently moved into new and expanded quarters at 174 Richmond Hill Avenue.

For information contact John Gutman, Executive Director at 203.964.8228, ext. 401 or Betsy Lopez, assistant director at 203.964.8228, ext. 415.

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