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Catholic Charities Hosts Open House, Welcomes Bishop Cunningham, Many Visitors

A ribbon cutting and blessing by Bishop Robert Cunningham, Diocese of Syracuse, kicked off an open house and tours by the staff at Catholic Charities of Oswego County, which recently relocated to 808 W. Broadway. From left: Joseph Slavik, retired director of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Syracuse; Nicole Greenier, program director, The Cornerstone Club adult day services; Steve Frawley, board president, Catholic Charities of Oswego County; Mary-Margaret Pekow, executive director, Catholic Charities of Oswego County; Rev. Joseph Scardella, pastor, Holy Trinity Church, Fulton; Bishop Cunningham; and Mike Melara, interim director of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Syracuse and executive director, Catholic Charities of Onondaga County.
A ribbon cutting and blessing by Bishop Robert Cunningham, Diocese of Syracuse, kicked off an open house and tours by the staff at Catholic Charities of Oswego County, which recently relocated to 808 W. Broadway. From left: Joseph Slavik, retired director of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Syracuse; Nicole Greenier, program director, The Cornerstone Club adult day services; Steve Frawley, board president, Catholic Charities of Oswego County; Mary-Margaret Pekow, executive director, Catholic Charities of Oswego County; Rev. Joseph Scardella, pastor, Holy Trinity Church, Fulton; Bishop Cunningham; and Mike Melara, interim director of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Syracuse and executive director, Catholic Charities of Onondaga County.

FULTON, NY – Catholic Charities of Oswego County hosted an open house Nov. 9 that featured a blessing by Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham, Bishop of the Diocese of Syracuse, a ribbon cutting, and a throng of visitors curious to see the new location.

The Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham, Bishop of the Diocese of Syracuse, bestows his blessing on the new location for Catholic Charities of Oswego County.
The Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham, Bishop of the Diocese of Syracuse, bestows his blessing on the new location for Catholic Charities of Oswego County.

Mary-Margaret Pekow, executive director, said, “The turnout was heartwarming, and our staff was extremely proud to host tours and show off out beautiful new facility.”

In addition to CCOC, St. Luke Health Services’ Cornerstone Adult Services, which recently opened in this location, also hosted an open house, Pekow said.

Kate Gleason, youth and family services administrative assistant, Catholic Charities of Oswego County, conducts a tour during the open house.
Kate Gleason, youth and family services administrative assistant, Catholic Charities of Oswego County, conducts a tour during the open house.

According to Pekow, renovations at the facility are on-going, and $1.5 million has been raised to date as part of CCOC’s capital campaign, which runs through the end of March 2020.

“The turnout was wonderful,” Pekow said. “And it gave our staff the opportunity to share information on the many human services we offer that bring hope and transform the lives of thousands in our county.”

For information, visit www.ccoswego.com, their Facebook page, or contact Pekow at [email protected], 598-3980.