Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud will host the 39th annual Mardi Gras celebration Saturday, Jan. 23. Due to COVID-19, this year’s celebration is virtual and free. Guests are invited to register online at ccstcloud.org.
The Mardi Gras celebration features musical entertainment from the Vista Jazz Club, Fabulous Armadillos, Wheelhouse Trio and Pandora recording artist Steven C. Anderson. The event also features a Fund a Need throughout the program, and silent auction that opens Wednesday, Jan. 20, at noon and closes Saturday, Jan. 23, at 9 p.m.
Mardi Gras is Catholic Charities “Celebration with a Cause” and each year raises money for two of the organization’s important community programs: Emergency Services and Domus Transitional Housing. Catholic Charities Emergency Services provides members of the community with food, warm clothing and financial assistance during times of specific need.
Catholic Charities Domus Transitional Housing provides temporary, service-enriched, shared living transitional housing designed for mothers and their children up to 12 years old.