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: Catholic Charities Adopt-A-Family Program
“True love is love that causes us pain, that hurts, and yet brings us joy.”
From her own personal experience and in her own words, St. Teresa of Calcutta shares her thoughts about the power of love, the joy of love, and the pain that comes from loving our sisters and brothers. Her words draw our attention to what we most likely already know.
Catholic Charities invites people to experience the joy of love that overcomes the pain of giving through the Adopt-A-Family Program. Anonymous donors provide gifts for many families who are homeless or not earning a living wage. Catholic Charities staff and volunteers collect, organize, and distribute the gifts.
St. Teresa of Calcutta,
Help us to pray for all the families who struggle because of what they encounter and the generous donors who give out of their love and kindness. Through your words, may everyone share in the love and joy of the holiday season. We ask this in your name.