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.
November: Serving Our Veterans
On November 11, we celebrate Veteran's Day with flags, parades, and salutes to the military men and women who served and prayers for those who died. The holiday is to thank all the military men and women who served the United States of America. But too often our veterans face homelessness, the difficulty in obtaining benefits and health services, and feelings of abandonment.
With her sincere concern for all people, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta said, “As far as I am concerned, the greatest suffering is to feel alone, unwanted, and unloved. The greatest suffering is also having no one, forgetting what an intimate, truly human relationship is, not knowing what it means to be loved, not having family or friends.”
Catholic Charities works to put an end to the suffering of men and women who served our county by providing programs that meet their individual needs and circumstances. Immediate shelter, stable housing, and assistance in acquiring benefits creates the foundation for helping veterans, who may be without family or friends, to feel welcomed, honored, and loved.
Through the ministry of staff, volunteers, generous benefactors, and your prayers, veterans are supported not only on November 11 but every day.
Catholic Charities Prayer Society
You concern and love for those who are without family and friends, who often go without, and feel abandoned, inspires us to pray for the men and women who served our country. Through your intercession, I ask that you embrace them with the warmth of God’s love through Jesus Christ our Lord.