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: Gratitude to God & All
During the Corona virus pandemic, our daily schedules, routines, and practices are being adjusted to keep us safe and well. Our annual customs, traditions, and holidays will need to do the same. Nevertheless, the holidays will arrive along with gratitude for our own safety and well-being and that of our family and friends.
St. Teresa of Calcutta once said, “The best way to show your gratitude to God and people is to accept everything with joy....We may not be able to give much but we can always give the joy that springs from a heart that is in love with God.”
As the holidays approach, Catholic Charities administration, staff, and volunteers are joyfully adjusting Thanksgiving meals, food drives, and our annual Adopt-A-Family Christmas program to keep everyone safe and well. Our joy comes from sharing the healing ministry of Jesus to the poor and those in need.
St. Teresa of Calcutta,
Your gratitude to God and to all to whom you ministered, was shown in accepting everything with joy. Help each of us be joyful as we contend each day with the difficulties of the pandemic and celebrate the holidays in new and different ways.