Why Saint Teresa of Calcutta?
Mother Teresa of Calcutta, now St. Teresa of Calcutta, provides a perfect example for how we must pursue our own mission here at Catholic Charities. She constantly insisted that “everything begins with prayer.” Ultimately, it was her prayer that strengthened her to love like God and to serve like Christ as she tirelessly served the poorest of the poor. She is the perfect model for us!
What do members do?
Members are asked to pray for Catholic Charities and those we serve on a daily basis. New members will receive a prayer card to guide them in their daily prayer, along with a St. Teresa necklace medallion, which will serve as a reminder of their commitment to the society.
General intentions will be emailed to Society members once each month, and specific intentions will be emailed as necessary throughout the year. Catholic Charities will accept members’ prayer intentions and offer them during our weekly Mass in our chapel. They will remain near the tabernacle for several days after having been presented.
August: Support for Early Childhood Education
As children we hear them, as adults we read them, and as grandparents we retell them. Stories like “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Cinderella,” “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” “Hansel and Gretel,” and many, many more childhood stories that are part of our upbringing and somehow remain part of our memories. But more important than the story is the storyteller.
Blessed Mother Teresa was a storyteller. She shared the story of God’s love with everyone, everywhere. She began a school in the slums of Calcutta. The ground served as her blackboard and her chalk was a tree branch. The students came in large numbers waiting early in the morning for her to arrive. She taught reading and writing to children who found her to be an angel of comfort, consolation, and hope. Blessed Mother Teresa continually shared the stories of the people whom she served.
Like Blessed Mother Teresa, Catholic Charities Denver shares the story of God’s love through its Early Childhood Education ministry. Physical, emotional, psychological and educational support is provided to help at-risk children and their families. In the past year, 6 facilities served 546 children and 222,125 meals were provided to low-income children. Through dedicated teachers, social workers, counselors, and staff, Early Childhood Education Programs continue to evolve to meet the needs of children and their families.
Early Childhood Education: A service of Catholic Charities of Denver
As a teacher, you told the story of God’s love. Through my prayers of support, help Catholic Charities to tell the story of God’s love to everyone, everywhere. I ask this in the name of Jesus the teacher and storyteller.