Holly Yzquierdo

Holly Yzquierdo

Passion for serving the less fortunate drives Rachel Masch, Community Engagement Coordinator at Catholic Charities’ MANA (Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force) House. As an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), Rachel has dedicated a year of service to helping veterans experiencing homelessness.

Young at heart is just one way to describe MANA (Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force) House’s Veterans Outreach Center coordinator, Chuck Ashby. “I’m 78 going on 17,” says Chuck. “Well, I feel 17 until I get up and walk around.”

During an unpredictable time, God faithfully blessed Catholic Charities with seminarians from Nazareth House, a seminary formation house in the Diocese of Phoenix. Their steadfast service has been an essential part of sustaining and advancing our mission while loving our neighbors.

Teens’ Closet may seem like a small program, but it makes a big impact for teens in the Prescott area.

Each year, students at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School embark on a rite of passage that has been a defining moment for hundreds of students over the last decade. This pivotal experience for seventh and eighth grade students encourages them to become personally involved in social justice concerns around them through Catholic Social Teachings and the Arrupe Project.

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