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.
As the Year 2021 comes to an end, we are blessed with an opportunity to reflect on what took place in our lives and at the same time to look forward to what might take place in 2022. St. Teresa of Calcutta sums up our challenge with these words: "God doesn't require us to succeed, he only requires that you try." "Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." Reflecting on 2021, the Staff, Volunteers, Benefactors, and Prayer Society Members of Catholic Charities have tried earnestly to welcome, assist, and enrich the lives of all who are in need. We look forward to doing small things with great love in 2022.
St. Teresa of Calcutta,
No matter the struggles and challenges you faced, the joy and hope you received from Christ motivated and guided your ministries. Pray that we may continue our ministries in 2022 doing small things with great love.