Lenten Appeal

Catholic Charities • Diocese of Nashville

Presented by First Horizon

April 18, 2023 at 7:30 a.m.
Catholic Pastoral Center

Festival of Hope is free and open to the public. Come meet our team and learn how Catholic Charities provides Love, Hope, and Healing every day to our neighbors across the Diocese of Nashville.

2022 Basic Needs

Basic Needs

Nashville Heals
Nashville Heals

Support and resources for survivors of the December 2020 bombing

Hunger Relief

Catholic Charities’ Hunger Relief served more than 25,000 meals in the last year.

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Our Mission

Following Christ's example,
we recognize the dignity of all people
and serve our neighbors.

Our Impact

community members benefited from classes offered in sewing, culinary, bilingual banking, and hospitality training in 2019.


refugees resettled across Tennessee in 2019, and 150 refugee youth were helped through our after-school programs.


meals served at Loaves and Fishes in 2019, and hundreds of food boxes distributed to those in need.

Catholic Charities Serves Neighbors
Serving our neighbors is the core of our mission. Your support, whether a donation or volunteering your time, will help us serve more people in need.
News & Events

From Judy K. Orr, Executive Director Nashville Heals program brings hope and recovery Christmas is fast approaching, but for those who lived and worked on Second Avenue on Christmas Day 2020, life may never be quite the same. It will take many normal Christmases before the lingering feelings of shock and grief will dissipate. Catholic […]

Dec 22, 2022


From Judy K. Orr, Executive Director Needlink moving to Catholic Charities at C.E. McGruder Partnerships are critical to the success of social service agencies like Catholic Charities. We are delighted that Needlink will move to the Catholic Charities Family Resource Center at C.E. McGruder in November. Needlink helps people meet basic needs in times of crisis, […]

Sep 20, 2022

New Americans

Catholic Charities has funding available to assist Ukrainians who have come to the United States while fleeing war in their home country. We can help individuals and families with housing, utilities, healthcare, employment assistance, education for school-aged children and a host of other services. This funding is available immediately but will expire on Oct. 31. […]

Sep 13, 2022