Category Archives: Blog

Breakfast with the Bishop – Thank you

Thank you to all who attended this year’s Breakfast with the Bishop! You are helping us to continue our mission to serve poor and vulnerable seniors and families in central and southern Ohio with dignity and respect. Together, we are helping seniors remain independent and helping families thrive. If you would like to see more […]

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Catholic Social Services is participating in the Big Give!

We are excited to have the opportunity to participate in The Columbus Foundation’s Big Give again this year! The Big Give is a 26-hour online giving event to make a difference through kindness. 100% of the donations received through The Columbus Foundation’s Giving Store will go directly to Catholic Social Services. Giving is easy! Simply […]

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Fundraiser for CSS – Notre Dame Game Watch

Our CEO, Rachel Lustig, will be guest-bartending at the Notre Dame game watch on Saturday, September 16th at Dempsey’s Food & Spirits. There will be a 50/50 raffle, and Dempsey’s will donate 5% of sales between Monday September 11th and Saturday, September 16th to CSS. We hope to see you there!

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Center Opens!

COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 5th) – The new Our Lady of Guadalupe Center has officially opened its doors and is ready to serve clients on Columbus’ west side.  The opening was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house event.  Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, along with other local dignitaries and sponsors, participated in the celebration. […]

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Catholic Social Services Stands in Solidarity with Immigrants and their Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, Ohio – Catholic Social Services joins its voice to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to raise concerns about President Donald J. Trump’s executive order to construct a wall at the U.S./Mexico border, increase immigrant detention and deportation, and halt funding to sanctuary cities. Catholic Social Services has a long […]

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Lessons In Language

Why would Mary choose to appear to Juan Diego? I suppose that the same could be asked about why God would choose Mary. Both were poor, and neither was influential. From our standards, what did they have to offer the world? And, here we are, hundreds of years later celebrating their virtues. It’s a reminder […]

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Compassion: A Lesson From Two Small Children

At Catholic Social Services, what we do to help poor and vulnerable seniors and families is as important to us as how we do it, and we have two foundational core values that drive our work – impact and compassion. At CSS, we believe that impact occurs when the results of our service have a […]

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Can Doing Good Be Bad?

I’ve always prided myself on being a giving person. I love to volunteer and try to be generous to causes I believe in. So when the opportunity to deliver meals on Thanksgiving presented itself, I jumped at it! I picked up the delicious smelling meals from a local church, bought a little gift of fresh […]

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A Reflection on Pope Francis’ Prayer for the Year of Mercy

Over the past few weeks, I have been reflecting on Pope Francis’ Prayer for the Year of Mercy: Lord Jesus Christ, You have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father, and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him. Show us your face and we will be saved. Your loving gaze freed […]

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Friendship, Family, and Fun

This month, Catholic Social Services hosted our second meet and greet for the Friendly Visiting program!  The Friendly Visiting program matches volunteer visitors from the community with a senior friend.  Friendly Visiting pairs meet each week to get together for lunch, go out for coffee, take walks, or do other fun activities. The meet and […]

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197 E. Gay Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 221-5891

WEST COLUMBUS

Our Lady of Guadalupe Center
409 Industry Drive
Columbus, OH 43204
(614) 340-7061

NEWARK

1031 Brice Street
Newark, OH 43055
(740) 345-2565

PORTSMOUTH

St. Francis Catholic Outreach Center
2311 Stockham Lane
Portsmouth, OH 45662
(740) 353-3185

ZANESVILLE

422 Main Street, Ste 400
P.O. Box 3446
Zanesville, OH 43702-3446
(740) 452-5057

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