Catholic Charities - Diocese of Nashville

Presented by First Horizon

April 18, 2023

7:00 a.m. Registration/Networking
7:30 a.m. Program/Breakfast

Open to the public

Catholic Pastoral Center

Entrance 4
2800 McGavock Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
Plenty of free parking
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The Fernandez brothers arrived in 1962 from Cuba, were assisted by Catholic Charities, and 60 years later are giving back to Catholic Charities.

Our Festival of Hope breakfast event allows us to connect with friends old and new, build awareness for our programs, and solicit financial support to serve the ever increasing number of people in need.



People Served Annually


Full-time Employees


Tennessee Counties Served

How is Catholic Charities vital today?

The last few tumultous years have resulted in extraordinary hardships and uncertainty for many. With our promise of “love, hope, and healing,” our goal is to provide the tools that people need to thrive and be self-reliant counseling, therapy, and resource navigation, as well as job readiness, mentoring, and skills training. Yes, we provide food, shelter, and emergency assistance every day, but we also offer specialized support for those who need it.

Why does Catholic Charities need financial support?

As a leading social services provider, we serve our neighbors regardless of faith tradition, with a staff from many religious backgrounds – not just Catholic. Only five percent of our revenue is provided by the diocese and church donations. Financial support from corporations, foundations, and individuals is critical to meeting the needs of our neighbors. Please support the ongoing work of Catholic Charities by participating in Festival of Hope. Many of our neighbors need your help. By joining us you give them love, hope, and healing.

Donate to Festival of Hope

You can support Festival of Hope even if you cannot attend on April 18 by donating today.

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Directions to Event

For those coming from West or Southwest part of town (Belle Meade, Bellevue, Green Hills, etc):

CPC is easily accessible in the mornings by taking I-440 to I-40 similar to driving to the airport. Instead of going as far as the airport exit, you simply exit Briley Parkway North at 215B (Opryland Hotel & Convention Center), and follow Briley Parkway to Exit 12, turning right onto McGavock Pike. This route is going against traffic, and there is no traffic congestion at that time of day. Alternatively, Woodmont Boulevard turns into Thompson Lane and then into Briley Parkway and is a straight shot to CPC, with next-to-no traffic. CPC has ample free parking at the door.