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.
January: Yesterday, Tomorrow, Today
We often hear an assortment of remarks about our use of time—about being early, about being late, and about being right on time. This is because no matter who we are, none of us has complete control of our time. So, we deal with time the best way we can. When for some reason over time our lives change and things become uncertain, we take time to think about what we need and how we might find help.
Knowing the uncertainty of time and change, the staff, volunteers and supporters for Catholic Charities Denver work together to serve all people at every age and every stage of life from protecting the unborn to providing services for seniors. All people who are in need are helped to find what they need when it is needed. One way of hearing about how Catholic Charities provides help for people of different ages, genders, backgrounds, and needs is to view: Kyle Dyer Shares: Real Stories, Real Emotions. Real Community
During her time on earth, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta said “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” This is Mother Teresa’s invitation to do whatever we can, whenever we can, for the sake of our sisters and brothers at every age and stage of life.
At the beginning of a New Year, we remember the times of uncertainty in our own lives and we pray for those who are encountering uncertainty today.
Your words invite us to walk each day with our sisters and brothers who are in need. From hearing their real stories and emotions, help us to be a community of love supporting them with our prayers.