As we leave the Lenten time of penance, let us embrace the renewal that Easter brings. Just as we have observed the signs of spring through the budding of trees and bloom of flowers, we have witnessed CCANO clients across our 30+ programs grow from strain to stability through our services.
For the formerly incarcerated clients of our new Workforce Development services, our work begins while they are still imprisoned, transitioning with them into a season of rebirth. Our clients in Immigration and Refugee Services are leaving a period of darkness and going forth into the light with newfound language acquisition thanks to our robust and dedicated volunteer pool. In the case of one of our Health Guardians clients, our services have resulted with her health arising from slumber. Additionally, our ACCESS and St. Vincent Maternity Clinic maternity services bring new life into the world, helping mothers on their journey from the early stages of pregnancy through labor, delivery, and post-natal care.
All of the clients and the CCANO staff who graciously serve them are raised up by the grace of God. As it is written in 1 Thess. 4:14, “For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.” At Catholic Charities, supporters like you raise up staff and clients, and this transformative season is not possible without all of us coming together to raise up our community as a whole.
Easter reminds us that Jesus rose from the grave, paving the way for us to have new life. Thank you for your prayers and gifts that allow our clients to have a chance at a new life as well.
May you and your family receive the fullness of Easter joy!