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Corporal Works of Mercy

Feed the Hungry
Give Drink to the Thirsty
Clothe the Naked
Shelter the Homeless
Visit the Sick
Visit the Imprisoned
Bury the Dead

Spiritual Works of Mercy

Admonish the Sinner
Instruct the Ignorant
Counsel the Doubtful
Comfort the Sorrowful
Bear Wrongs Patiently
Forgive all Injuries
Pray for the Living and the Dead


The mission of Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties is the work of the Catholic Church, to share the love of Christ by performing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.


Believing in the presence of God in our midst, we proclaim the sanctity of human life and the dignity of the person by sharing in the mission of Jesus given to the Church.  To this end, Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties works with individuals, families and communities to help them meet their needs, address their issues, eliminate oppression, and build a just and compassionate society.


Our core values identify what Catholic Charities, as an organization, stands for and guide how we conduct ourselves as we work in support of our mission to serve all people, regardless of faith.  These beliefs guide our day-to-day behaviors and interactions with all those we serve, while reminding us of our purpose to Provide Help and Create Hope. At our core, we believe in compassion, education, family preservation, hope, human dignity, integrity, love and respect.