August Program Lunch - August 17, 2016
Deacon Lucio Caruso of the Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Louisville provided LAP members with a very engaging and memorable presentation about humanity and how Catholic Charities assists our communities throughout Kentucky. Deacon Caruso began his presentation with an expressive story about a fish named “Walter” that was washed up on a beach and was desperately seeking someone to help him get back in the water. Deacon Caruso brought “Walter” (pictured) as a prop to help illustrate the story! Another moving piece of the presentation was a painting Deacon Caruso brought in to share with us depicting one of the refugees that Catholic Charities assisted (pictured). The painting depicts the tragedy that refugees sometimes face in their attempts to seek a better life for themselves and their families. Deacon Caruso spoke about the services Catholic Charities offers throughout Kentucky and the individuals who utilize their organization (majority being refugees). Many who come in contact with Catholic Charities are also in need of various legal services.
Catholic Charities was established by the Archdiocese of Louisville in 1939 to aid local orphanages and has since expanded its services to meet our communities’ ever-changing needs ranging from growing a garden for facilitation and consumption of inexpensive and healthy foods to helping victims of human trafficking to providing refugees legal services and the list goes on.