On November 4, 2012, I will be running the ING New York City Marathon for Team Catholic Charities NY, the inaugural marathon Team of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York.
By supporting my fundraising goal, you will be directly supporting the St. Nicholas Project, a program that provides critical social services to families in need throughout the year. St. Nicholas Project services include nutritious meals, job readiness training, housing assistance, immigration and refugee resettlement counseling. In keeping with the story of St. Nicholas, the project's work has a special focus during the Christmas holiday season, when client families receive winter items of necessity such as blankets, coats, hats and gloves.
I am running to transform the lives of families in need. When you help me on my journey, you will be helping our neighbors to live lives filled with dignity and hope.
Through a network of more than 90 programs, services and agencies, Catholic Charities provides help and creates hope for our New York neighbors, non-Catholic and Catholic alike. Catholic Charities responds to nearly every human need, always with compassion and dignity. Read Catholic Charities' Pledge of Good Stewardship and Accountability: http://www.catholiccharitiesny.org/about-us/pledge-of-good-stewardship-and-accountability/
Learn more about Fr. Joseph Tyrrell:
- Listen in as Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, executive director of Catholic Charities New York, welcomes ING NYC marathon runner Fr. Joseph Tyrrell of St. Patrick’s Cathedral into the studio to announce Catholic Charities involvement in this year’s race. (Catholic Charities JustLove, Sirius/XM Radio 129)
- Priest Gears Up for NYC Marathon (New York Daily News)
- Running, Religion Go Together for Cathedral’s Marathon Priest (Catholic New York)