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Paterson, NJ 07501

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A Christmas Message From Our Executive Director
Greetings All:

Each year I try to write a Christmas message to share with our Straight & Narrow and Catholic Charities friends. My Message this year is based on a fictional story of the fourth wise man. Though it is a work of fiction I believe it has a powerful message. It suggests that everyone of us is that fourth wise man; that everyone of us is invited to bring our savior a gift; that everyone of us will be provided a star to show us the way; that the journey will be long and we will encounter distractions; that if we are persistent we will find our savior; that He will accept our gift and in so doing He will say to us "come blest of My Father into the kingdom prepared for you".

Have a joy-filled and blessed Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Joe Duffy
Executive Director of Straight and Narrow Inc.
President of Catholic Charities, Paterson

Read The Message In English Or Read The Message In Spanish.

Previous Years Messages:
Read The 2013 Message In English Or Spanish.
Read The 2012 Message In English Or Spanish.
Read The 2011 Message In English Or Spanish.
Read The 2010 Message In English Or Spanish.
To Read Past Messages From 2009 to 1997 Click Here For The Archive.

Straight & Narrow's Mission

To develop and deliver effective prevention, education and treatment services to clients with addictive disorders and HIV disease

To provide infants and children with a healthy foundation for their physical, emotional and cognitive development

To advocate for effective and adequate health and human services

To convene scholars, practitioners and consumers to shape effective practice and approaches

To maintain a commitment to learning and developing knowledge with which to inform those who set policy affecting those in our care

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Important Web Links
Catholic Charities Diocese Of Paterson
Caritas Internationalis
Bread for the World
Caritas Internationalis
Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA)
Catholic Family & Community Services
Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Center of Concern
Department for Persons with Disabilities
Diocese of Paterson
The National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management
New Jersey Catholic Conference (NJCC)
New Jersey Order of Malta Prison Ministry
Pax Christi USA
The Roundtable of Catholic Social Action Directors
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
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