"For it is in giving that we receive." This profound statement is a part of the prayer attributed to St. Francis of Assisi. He is one of the most venerated religious figures in history, known for his devotion to poverty, humility, and care for the sick and the poor. His prayer encapsulates his teachings, providing a beautiful reminder of the power and importance of generosity.
As we reflect on these words, we are reminded that the act of giving is not just about handing over material possessions or money. It is about sharing love, kindness, time, and compassion with others. When we give in this way, we are not left empty. Instead, we receive joy, peace, and fulfillment in return. This cycle of giving and receiving strengthens our connections with others and enriches our lives.
This November, as we observe Giving Tuesday, we invite you to put this principle into action. Initiated as a response to the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a global movement that encourages people to do good. It is a day dedicated to giving back, to making a difference in the world, no matter how small.
One way to participate is by making a donation to St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church. Named after another icon of giving and service, our church continues the work of our patron saint, serving those in need and spreading love and compassion in the community. Your gift will be greatly appreciated and will go a long way in helping the church fulfill its mission.
So this Giving Tuesday, let us all strive to give more and in doing so, receive more. Remember the words of St. Francis of Assisi and let them guide you in your acts of generosity. For indeed, it is in giving that we receive.
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Our Mission Statement
Our church is a worshipping, Catholic community with many ministries, fellowships, and discipleship groups. We are members of the Body of Christ, drawn together and renewed by the Holy Spirit, nurtured by the Sacraments and guided by the word of God toward the full stature of Jesus Christ. Called to be good stewards, graced by God, we serve one another, using our differing gifts with joyful hearts, as we reach out to our neighbors, inviting them to share in the love of God, Faith in Jesus Christ and the experience and certain hope of life in the Holy Spirit.
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