Dear Faithful Supporters,
The theme for this year’s Jazz Brunch was to be “God is love, and He who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him” 1 John 4:16. I trust that these are the very words we need to be thinking about in these days when fear and uncertainty seem to be growing in the human heart. I cannot help but wonder if these difficulties are the Lord’s loving invitation to all mankind to remember that, as Saint Augustine said, our hearts are restless until they rest in the Lord.
This year, the Lord has made it clear that He does not wish, at least through His permissive will, that we meet in-person for the Jazz Brunch, but Catholic Charities is committed to continuing to respond to the cries of the poor, as the Church has been from her very beginning. In this regard, Catholic Charities and our Lord’s beloved poor still need your assistance. We will continue to provide financial support for things like rent, utilities, medications, funerals etc. Even if our offices are forced to close, we have a continuity of operations plan that will allow us to continue to provide this service. Also, as long as we are allowed, we will maintain, and if possible even increase our food distribution. Your help is needed now, more than ever, since we anticipate that the need in these areas will increase due to the impact current events are having on the economy.
Please prayerfully consider making a donation either by Click Here or mailing a check to 1225 2nd Street, Lake Charles, LA a donation. We hope that we will be able to exceed the funds raised normally by the Jazz Brunch in order to meet people’s needs with loving promptness.
Be assured of my own daily prayers for you and your families. I know, that the Lord, who is never outdone in generosity, will be faithful to you and lead you closer to His Most Sacred Heart during these days.
Please feel free to contact me by e-mail at [email protected].
Gratefully, in Christ,
Sister Miriam, RSM
Novena to Saint Joseph
O Glorious Saint Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, to thee do we raise our hearts and hands, to implore thy powerful intercession in obtaining from the benign Heart of Jesus all the helps and graces necessary for our spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly the grace of a happy death, and the favor we now implore, the end of the Coronavirus, and the resuming of the regular Sacramental life of the Church with increased fervor and zeal.
Say the following seven times:
O Glorious Saint Joseph! Through the love though bearest to Jesus and for the glory of His Name. Hear our prayer and obtain our petitions. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, assist us.
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