What does it take to change the world? This sounds like a pretty tough question. But in reality, what it takes is each person making a choice to honor the Gospel mandate to love God and love our neighbor. Our Baptismal call invites us to understand that charity and justice are the foundation stones of our lives as followers of Jesus Christ.
Catholic Charities is the Church’s formal agency for human services. Each day the staff and volunteers of Catholic Charities make concrete the compassion and life changing values of the Gospel. Counseling services, financial assistance, community and parish partnerships, adoption services and advocacy are the core services of Catholic Charities. Reaching out to the most vulnerable members of our community is the mission.
Catholic Charities needs your financial and prayerful support to carry out this mission in these uncertain times. When it seems that everyone else is abandoning those in need, that is the time for each of us to stand up and assure that our brothers and sisters have access to quality, professional services. Every dollar counts. You can change the world one kind and generous act at a time. You can make a difference in the lives of the men, women and children who find themselves in need of supportive services.
The Mother’s Day Annual Appeal for Catholic Charities will be held in all of the parishes on the weekend of May 7-8, 2011. Thank you for your generosity in the past. Please be as generous as possible in this year’s Mother’s Day Appeal for Catholic Charities.
May you and your loved ones find peace and contentment in the knowledge of God’s love for you.