Monday, May 30, 2016

About  Contact  Join  Donate

Catholic Education Daily


Catholic Univ. of America Concert Benefits Charity for Disabled

Last month, The Catholic University of America and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception held the 24th annual Christmas Concert for Charity, which raised $9,000, the University announced.

This year's concert benefited Bethlehem House, a Washington, D.C.-based residential community for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Catholic University has worked with Bethlehem House since 1997, when the University started its Best Buddies chapter.  Students make weekly visits to Bethlehem House throughout the academic year, "where they pray and eat with the residents," according to the University.

The University reports:

“My friends from Bethlehem House and I are deeply humbled and grateful for this gift,” said the diminutive Dolores Wilson, director of the program, as she stood in the ambo of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on the evening of Dec. 6.

...Wilson said she was thankful for the “deep friendships” that have developed between Bethlehem House residents and CUA students. “Our friends with disabilities teach us what it means to be real and prayerful. I am touched every night during prayer moments by the deep relationship they have with Jesus.”

Sponsored jointly by the University and the Basilica since 1990, the concert benefits a different Washington, D.C.-area charity each year. The first portion of the much-loved Christmas tradition features the Choir of the Basilica, conducted by Peter Latona, director of music.

The Catholic University of America is recommended in The Newman Guide for its strong Catholic identity.

Catholic Education Daily is an online publication of The Cardinal Newman Society. Click here for email updates and free online membership with The Cardinal Newman Society.


Renewal Report


Latest Featured

Catholic Is Our Core


More News Categories




Join Us

Join thousands of Catholic families and individuals standing with The Cardinal Newman Society for faithful Catholic education. Members receive news roundups by email, about weekly.

Start your no-cost membership now!



Our work is possible only through the generosity of countless supporters who share our mission. We have promoted and defended faithful Catholic education for 20 years! Please support our successful work by making a donation today.


Stay Connected

Keep up with the latest developments by joining our social media networks:



Google Plus


Connect on Facebook


Links to News Sites


Links to Blog Sites

Catholic Identity Concerns|Faith in Education|From the Bishops and Vatican|Religious Freedom | Terms Of Use | Privacy Statement
Copyright 2016 by Cardinal Newman Society -- 9720 Capital Ct., Ste. 201, Manassas, VA 20110