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.
April: Proclaiming God's Love
The gospel stories about Jesus rising from the dead include Mary Magdalen first announcing the Good News to the Apostles. Because of her joyful words, she is known as the “Apostle to the Apostles.” She serves as the patroness for all who communicate the Good News that Jesus is risen and alive.
As a 21st century Apostle, St. Teresa of Calcutta believed, “The Good News is that God still loves the world through each one of you. You are God’s good news you are God’s love in action.”
The inspired words of St. Teresa, call us to recognize, appreciate, and pray for Catholic Charities’ Communication Team and everyone who use their skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm to be and to proclaim God’s love.
Blessed St. Teresa of Calcutta,
Inspired by your words that God’s love is the Good News proclaimed by our actions, guide and support Catholic Charities Communication Team and all who witness God’s love. Like Mary Magdalen, empower them to be bearers of Good News. We ask this through the risen Christ.