November 18, 2022

Fatima Catholic Outreach Center to Host a Thanksgiving Celebration

Parishioners, volunteers and donors (many of whom are Hispanics), assisted with the center’s beautification and repairs project

The Fatima Catholic Outreach Center will host a Thanksgiving Celebration to mark recent beautification and maintenances of its buildings and grounds made possible by generous donations and the work of over 150 parish volunteers and community group members. Fatima Catholic Outreach Center is a ministry of Catholic Social Services (CSS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Saint Charles Borromeo Church in Bensalem. Approximately, the center has served around 3,800 individuals this year.

The Thomas Edison Electric Company donated nearly $14,000 to help the Center pay for labor and materials needed to upgrade lighting. Special recognition will be given to Mr. Joseph White, CEO of Thomas Edison Electric Company. Certificates of recognition will be awarded to 150 dedicated volunteers during the celebration.

Saturday, November 19, 2022
2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
3:00 (recognition presentation)
Fatima Catholic Outreach Center  
2915 Street Road 
Bensalem, PA 19020

Mr. James Amato, Secretary of Catholic Human Services and Reverend Philip M. Forlano, Pastor of Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church will be present at the celebration. Several CSS administrators, staff, instructors, and regular volunteers will be on hand to greet volunteers and participants.

All are welcome to attend the celebration that will include Latin food catered by two of the Center’s certified community food vendors. These individuals obtained their food certification with the aid of the Center’s education and finance program.

Ground beautifications and repairs of Fatima Catholic Outreach Center includedenhancementof the soccer fields; building facade upgrades; cleanup and painting of the community center and adjacent building; indoor and outdoor upgrades of lighting fixtures and electrical repairs; and landscaping and end of season cleanup of the Center’s large community garden.

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Editor’s Note: For more information on Fatima Catholic Outreach Center, please contact Estela Reyes-Bugg at 215-400-1130.   

The Fatima Outreach Center
The Fatima Outreach Center, located in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, offers assistance and support to individuals new to the country. It provides social work and community immigration resources, accompaniment, Domestic Violence Advocacy, seasonal English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, interpretation services, gardening and arts programs, financial education, immigration legal services and more. Fatima Outreach Center is a parish-based ministry in partnership with Catholic Social Services and Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.

For more information on Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, please visit



Jhoselyn Martinez
Communications Specialist
215-587-3747 (office)