Posted by Sr. Marjorie Hebert, MSC | April 2017 |
Dear Friends of Catholic Charities,
We journeyed through Lent enjoying the favor of Jesus’ mercy, love and grace. Each of those forty days, whether or not we were true to our determined Lenten fast, sacrifice or almsgiving, had the benefit of God’s favor. That favor was the source of our service to our family members, our neighbors, our colleagues or the many individuals we were unaware of as we daily met the challenges of Lent.
Your support of Catholic Charities has had a positive impact on thousands of community members in need – community members that you may or may not know personally but are all our brothers and sisters worthy of compassion and respect.
Catholic Charities not only provides direct services, but works with individuals and families towards self-sufficiency. In his most recent Easter homily, Pope Francis recalls Peter’s reaction to the news of the empty tomb, “Without giving in to sadness or darkness, he made room for hope: he allowed the light of God to enter into his heart.” When you support Catholic Charities and join us in prayer, you make room for hope.
How appropriate that Resurrection Church served as Catholic Charities’ headquarters for disaster relief after this spring’s tornadoes in New Orleans East. Even in disaster, there is room for hope. Knowing that there is somewhere to turn when you have lost everything, when you are struggling, brings levity to our spirit.
Thank you for your continued support.
I wish you and your loved ones a blessed and peaceful Easter holiday.
God bless you,