Flame of Charity Dinner

Business & Industry Aids CCDOM
The first Business & Industry Dinner of the Diocese of Metuchen was held in 1984 and has since been renamed the Flame of Charity Dinner. Historically attended by over 700 people, it is considered one of the most successful events of its kind in the area.
The proceeds from the Flame of Charity Dinner enable Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen, to respond to the many and varied needs of individuals and families in the community.
Leaders of business, industry and institutions, and all individuals of goodwill are invited to support the annual dinner, thereby partnering with Catholic Charities in caring for those in need by helping them to find a more productive and fulfilling life.
Annual Awards
Each year, two individuals are recognized at the Flame of Charity Dinner – Community Servant and the Humanitarian of the Year. The recipient of the Humanitarian of the Year is a person who is distinguished above all others by an intense and unflagging desire to serve the people of our communities. Through selfless determination, this person enriches the lives of everyone – not only the needy, but families, friends and colleagues as well. In 2013, Brian J. Kelly, President and Dennis M. Kelly, Chief Executive Officer of APG Security LLC, South Amboy, NJ were honored as Humanitarians of the Year.
The recipient of the Community Servant Award extols the virtue of charity and lives it as a way of being, of thinking, of feeling and of relating to others. Believing that the virtue of charity is more crucial in today’s world than ever before, the person encourages a vital sense of community among the forces that shape our society.
Our Lady of Victories Parish, Sayreville, under the leadership of Rev. Thomas F. Ryan, pastor, was honored with the 2013 Community Servant Award. When Hurricane Sandy hit the tri-state area in 2012, Our Lady of Victories partnered with Catholic Charities in a coordinated disaster relief effort that included setting up temporary shelters and distribution centers to aid the storm victims.

Business & Industry Aids CCDOM

The first Business & Industry Dinner of the Diocese of Metuchen was held in 1984 and has since been renamed the Flame of Charity Dinner. Historically attended by over 700 people, it is considered one of the most successful events of its kind in the area.

The proceeds from the Flame of Charity Dinner enable Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen, to respond to the many and varied needs of individuals and families in the community.

Leaders of business, industry and institutions, and all individuals of goodwill are invited to support the annual dinner, thereby partnering with Catholic Charities in caring for those in need by helping them to find a more productive and fulfilling life.

Annual Awards

Bishop Paul G. Bootkoski congratulates 2013 Humanitarians of the Year Brian and Dennis Kelly of APG Security, LLC.

Each year, two individuals are recognized at the Flame of Charity Dinner – Community Servant and the Humanitarian of the Year. The recipient of the Humanitarian of the Year is a person who is distinguished above all others by an intense and unflagging desire to serve the people of our communities. Through selfless determination, this person enriches the lives of everyone – not only the needy, but families, friends and colleagues as well. In 2013, Brian J. Kelly, President and Dennis M. Kelly, Chief Executive Officer of APG Security LLC, South Amboy, NJ were honored as Humanitarians of the Year.

The recipient of the Community Servant Award extols the virtue of charity and lives it as a way of being, of thinking, of feeling and of relating to others. Believing that the virtue of charity is more crucial in today’s world than ever before, the person encourages a vital sense of community among the forces that shape our society.

Father Thomas Ryan (who along with his parishioners at Our Lady of Victories Church was the recipient of the 2013 Community Service Award) speaks with Maria Hunter, Director of CCDOM Emergency Services.

Our Lady of Victories Parish, Sayreville, under the leadership of Rev. Thomas F. Ryan, pastor, was honored with the 2013 Community Servant Award. When Hurricane Sandy hit the tri-state area in 2012, Our Lady of Victories partnered with Catholic Charities in a coordinated disaster relief effort that included setting up temporary shelters and distribution centers to aid the storm victims.

Through your support, participation and commitment of the Flame of Charity Dinner, you enable us to help even more people - providing hope, direction, vital resources and a chance for a brighter tomorrow.

Your support changes lives...forever. Thank You!