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.
October: Emergency Services for All in Need
Whether we know it or not each of us has a purpose, a mission in life. At one time or another, we are likely to say, “I want to be this, or I want to do that.” But let us turn our minds and hearts over to Jesus asking him “What are you calling me to do and to be?” and “Help me to see you in all that I do.” When Jesus leads our encounters and conversations, we find that the material and spiritual needs of each person is met.
We at Catholic Charities can learn from Blessed Mother Teresa in how she approaches her work “We have the specific task of giving material and spiritual help to the poorest of the poor, not only the ones in the slums but those who live in any corner of the world as well.”
Emergency Assistance programs at Catholic Charities knows no bounds and works to serve all the corners. We have four emergency assistance programs at Catholic Charities that serves all persons that are in needs of assistance (e.g. rental, utility, medications, housing, etc.). Employees and volunteers come together to serve those who call or arrive to our sites to the best of our ability. We must continue to seek Jesus’ help so that we may go beyond our ability in our work.
Emergency Assistance: A service of Catholic Charities of Denver
Help me remember to humbly ask Jesus to assist me in all my encounters and conversations I have throughout my day. Encourage me to respond fully to the poorest of the poor and all those who live in the corners of Colorado. May my prayers support the people in need and the staff and volunteers who provide emergency services.