McCloud is the national Director of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the U.S. Bishops' anti-poverty program which funds community organizing and economic development projects that address root causes of poverty in the United States. His profound commitment to the Catholic Church enables him to communicate the biblical, theological and spiritual dimensions of Catholic social ministry and the principles that guide CCHD's mission of empowering people trapped in the cycle of poverty. The theme of his presentation will be Being "a Church that is Poor, and for the Poor."
The evening's program will also include the presentation of awards for exceptional efforts in social justice ministry.
Rev. James Manship will receive the Most Reverend Joseph P. Donnelly Individual Award for his tireless advocacy efforts on behalf of the Hispanic community in the Greater New Haven area. The Sacred Heart Parish Community in Southbury will receive the Donnelly Organization Award for its parish-wide commitment to the principles of justice and charity, and its embrace of the Catholic vision of social justice. The Dr. Charlie Schlegel Award for Cooperative Parish Sharing will be presented to St. Rose of Lima Church in New Haven for their CPS-supported summer programming for children, in conjunction with a leadership and immersion program for teens.
All are invited to participate in this evening of recognition and celebration on October 21st. For tickets call OCSJM at: (203) 777-7279 or visit the Event Page for more information. Tickets are $70 per person, or $650 for a table of ten.