A celebration was held in March for Mary Osada, former Administrative Assistant to the Director of Catholic Charities, honoring her many years of service, as well as her 84th birthday. During her 40+ years with the Diocese of Syracuse, Mary served a total of six Catholic Charities directors. In February 2013, she was presented with the Pontifical Cross, a medal that is given by the pope to lay people and clergy for distinguished service to the church. Many family, friends and colleagues gathered for the celebration as each director shared stories of their time with Mary. She continues to volunteer at the office as needed.
(Front) Fr. James Carey, Cindy Falise, Mary Osada, Msgr. Ronald Bill, Joseph Slavik
(Back) Msgr. Charles Fahey, Fr. Robert Stephenson, Bishop Robert J. Cunningham
Tom Julian, Director of Marketing for Fidelis Care New York, presented Joseph Slavik, Diocesan Director of Catholic Charities Diocese of Syracuse, with a grant check of $150,000 for Catholic Charities’ emergency services programs.
The funds will be distributed to the agencies in the Diocese: Broome County, $28,500; Chenango County, $21,000; Cortland County, $21,000; Oneida/Madison Counties, $25,500; Onondaga County, $33,000; and Oswego County, $21,000.