A message from our President and CEO, Sr. Marjorie Hebert, MSC:
We are called to act with justice.
We are called to love tenderly.
We are called to serve one another, to walk humbly with God.*
Dear Friends of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans,
How are you called? The lyrics above are from one of my favorite hymns. In reflecting on my first full year as President and CEO of Catholic Charities, this song immediately came to mind. Catholic Charities is truly called to be the hope and provide the help for the poor, the vulnerable, the lost and the needy. Every day, the people of Catholic Charities are answering the call to be the hands and heart of Jesus here on earth.
We are truly called to act justly. Whether it is advocating for a victim of domestic violence through Project SAVE or providing access to English as a Second Language classes for immigrants and refugees, we give strength, confidence and a voice to those who are marginalized or unable to speak for themselves. We are indeed called to love tenderly. When a caregiver shares a smile with one of our disabled brothers and sisters of Padua Community Services or when we are able to provide support for our parents and youth through Isaiah 43 Parenting and Mentoring, we enfold those in need in Jesus’ loving embrace.
We are certainly called to humbly serve. In all 108 church parishes in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, at least one (or more!) Catholic Charities program has been present to provide assistance to someone in need. With over 500 employees across our many diverse programs and services, it is our daily mission to continue to evolve our ministries as a source of support for our parishes in meeting the needs of those who are struggling.
Yes, we are truly called by name. And we will continue to answer that call through our love, through our services and through the people we serve. By being a supporter of our work, you already share in our answering the call to service. For many, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans is the voice of hope and the hand that gives help. We thank you for your continued support and prayers.
God bless you,
Sr. Marjorie Hebert, M.S.C.
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*From We are Called by David Haas