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.
December: Ministry to Immigrant Families
Pope Francis points out that there is a “A globalization of indifference” that has led to many of us to ignore the cries of the poor, turn our backs on the marginalized, and remain indifferent to those struggling to find a better life. We are called to be an active Church – “the Church which ‘goes forth’... can move forward, boldly take the initiative, go out to others, seek those who have fallen away, stand at the crossroads and welcome the outcast.” (Evangelii Gaudium, 24)
Through their Immigration Services, Catholic Charities of Denver lends a helping hand to immigrants and their families by providing low-cost legal services. The ability to work, reunite with family, and feel welcomed in their community are all important factors for a person’s well-being.
Click here to read a hope-filled story about a family who was helped this past year by Catholic Charities of Denver.
You strongly believed that our mission in life is to convey God’s love. Through my prayers and active outreach may God’s love be known by all who are poor, marginalized and struggling to find a better life. I ask this through Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, the Holy Family, whose story we share.