Catholics like US are Called: to Rejoice in and Be Surprised by New Life

March 31, 2015

Catholic Social Teaching Principle – Dignity of All Humans:
Since all people were created in the image of God, and we need to treat ALL with respect.

I was surprised, again, by the role modeling of Humility by Pope Francis…
Pope Francis said… “Pray for me. I’m in need of prayers by people like you,” and he said this to a gathering of 150 homeless people who had been invited to the Vatican Museum by the Office of Papal Charities.

ACTION: to bring New Life and Love to the people around us who are so often overlooked
Pope Francis did… as part of their tour they visited the Sistine Chapel where Pope Francis surprised them by visiting in person. This Pope Said… “Welcome. This is everyone’s house, and your house. The doors are always open for all.” Blessing them, the Pope said: “May the Lord protect, may He help you in the path of life and make you feel His tender love of a Father.” And then the Pontiff took 20 minutes out of his busy schedule to greet each one of homeless persons there, after which the Homeless people were all served dinner.

How will I bring Life to those less fortunate than I am, who are struggling just to survive?
One Idea: Bring in Kitchen Kits for Bridging during the month of April. New Life for New Homes! In order to help people transition out of homelessness and poverty, Bridging provides a one-time opportunity for people in need to get some quality items needed to furnish their new homes, like Kitchen Kits – they give out more than 80/week! Kits include: Can Opener, Mixing Spoon(s), Spatula, Dish Towel/ Cloth, extra items like Ladles, or Whisk or Peeler, or Measuring Cup. Thank you for offering New Life!

Thank You for your Generosity in Donating FOOD &/or $$$ to our March Food Drive Month Our Goal = 1500 lbs. of food for VEAP – As of last week we surpassed it with 1600 pounds!

When we consider Adopting the Yard of an Elderly resident to Mow the Lawn every 2 weeks or so and keep their yard clean, through H.O.M.E. (Household & Outside Maintenance for the Elderly) 952.767.7894 / scsvolunteer@seniorcommunity.org, we are living the value of loving our neighbors.