Living out our faith through giving
When I received the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Catholic Church many years ago, we processed to the hymn, “They’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love, yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.”
This is truly the time to practice our Catholic faith by demonstrating our love for those in our communities and parishes who are suffering in this pandemic.
While many in our communities are fortunate to have a steady income, many are not so fortunate. As those of us who have been so blessed, we have not spent that income on gas, eating out, shopping in malls, going to sporting events, movies, and other entertainment.
This leaves us uniquely able to give back to our parishes, local charities, and ministries that have outreach programs for people that need help with the basics—rent, utilities, food, healthcare—and even shelter.
Those of us with so much have also been allowed through the
to take an additional deduction in our IRS filings to aid in our philanthropy.
From Kathy Anderson, President and Executive Director