Stewards honored at annual dinner


The Bishop’s Society of Stewards held its annual dinner at Auletto Caterers on Tuesday, Nov. 29, to honor donors to the House of Charity — Bishop’s Annual Appeal.

Testimonies of appreciation were offered by Father Richard Forbes on behalf of Sacred Heart Residence, Cherry Hill, and Brother Thomas Osorio for Archbishop Damiano School, Westville Grove.

Msgr. Roger E. McGrath, vicar general of the Diocese of Camden, pointed out that the six Catholic Charities offices in the diocese also benefit from the House of Charity. Through their work, he said, “you, in essence, feed the poor, are a light in the darkness of despair, and warmth on the cold days and nights of winter. We know that by all of the funds given in utilities assistance.”

The evening also saw the introduction of a new society, the Stewards of St. Katharine Drexel, for $100,000 or more in cumulative giving.

In addition to Jim Auletto of Auletto Caterers, public thanks were expressed to Anthony Dintino, Sysco Foods; Jason Wilson, Samuels & Son Seafood Co.; Jerry Yost, U.S. Foods; and James McCarthy, Allied Beverage.