Sunday, Oct. 14 is Catholic Charities Sunday for the Diocese of Madison Print
Bishop Morlino's Letter
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 -- 12:00 AM

As Bishop of Madison, I am pleased to announce that I am designating Sunday, October 14 as Catholic Charities Sunday for the Diocese of Madison.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

The mission of Catholic Charities is precisely that -- to reach out in love from the solid foundation of our faith. Catholic Charities works daily to protect, preserve and promote the natural dignity of persons out of love and respect for them. Together, we provide help and create hope for our brothers and sisters each and every day.

On this occasion, we recognize the good works that Catholic Charities does to fulfill the Church’s role in the mission of charity by providing compassionate, caring services to all God’s people. Through Catholic Charities, we can strengthen and support the aging, children, individuals, families and communities, including:

• Aging persons needing assistance to remain in their home or respite for their caregiver;

• Children needing guidance so they can function better at home and in school;

• Individuals needing counseling to battle stress, depression, anxiety or other life issues;

• Families needing food to better provide three meals a day for their family;

• Persons with developmental disabilities needing daily socialization and activity;

• Persons suffering from alcohol and drug addiction needing effective residential treatment.

This is an opportunity to reflect on the Gospel and the call of Jesus Christ to serve those in need. Let us join in the work of our Catholic Charities to reduce poverty, promote human dignity, support families, and inspire communities to compassionate service. Let us reflect on our personal responsibility and that of our parish community to participate in the outreach of the Church through the opportunities afforded by Catholic Charities. Let us be the “keepers” of our sisters and brothers through the good works of Catholic Charities. Let us pray for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Madison on Catholic Charities Sunday 2012 -- October 14.

Faithfully yours in Christ,

The Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino
Bishop of Madison