Another lesson of the cross
Today we celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. This feast traces its origins to the discovery of the true cross in 320 by St. Helena in Jerusalem, as well as to the dedication of the church built on Mount Calvary in 335. The cross has always been a symbol of hope for people who are suffering; the cross identifies human suffering at its worst, but it also proclaims Christ’s victory over death. Christ chose to accept his cross with courage and humility, and through his cross he reminds us of triumph and victory through his resurrection. As Christians, when we see the cross, we embrace it and see it as our hope for a better future. The cross stands as a beacon of light for those who suffer and struggle with life’s daily challenges that at times seem insurmountable.
At Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph, we are here not only to serve the poor and vulnerable, but also to lift them to the dignity of self-reliance. We focus our services by welcoming all who walk through our door as if it were Christ himself. We treat people with dignity and respect and help them find hope through our focused services:
- Welcome Center
- Children & Family Services
- Employment Services
- Housing Services
We know that you lead busy lives and work hard to support your families, and we appreciate your generous sacrificial gifts. Your support of Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph allows us to work on your behalf to serve your brothers and sisters in need. We need to extend our outreach to all of our 27 county service area in western and northern Missouri and can only do this through your partnering with us in our mission. As you read some of the awesome stories in this newsletter, know that we are grateful for your past support. If we can make a difference in one person’s life and rescue them from the depths of poverty, we can then change their family. And if we change their family, we can begin to change generations. That kind of change will restore hope in our world. God bless you!
Chris Ice, CEO