Category: charity

WE DID IT! 🙏❤ Because whoever has God in firs…

Because whoever has God in first place will never be disappointed and His promises will be fulfilled. In recent days we received the news that we have waited for so long: I already have an appointment for my operation! It’s soooo soon: JANUARY 28, 2019, and I have to travel with my parents to the Shriners Hospital for Children in the US (specifically in Shreveport, Louisiana); the costs of my treatment are covered but the stay, meals and air tickets are at our expense. Now more than ever I need many generous hearts to join my cause in order to achieve it. THE MIRACLE IS NEAR! (If you want to make a contribution click on the link of @unmilagroparaamaia)
Vía her mom: @natyleona 🙏❤️
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What are you Thankful for? Thank you @abcnews…

What are you Thankful for? Thank you @abcnews for sharing this story of compassion.
#CatholicConnect #LoveWhatMatters #Charity #Donate #Faith #Love

God blesses those who come to the aid of the p…

God blesses those who come to the aid of the poor and rebukes those who turn away from them: “Give to him who begs from you, do not refuse him who would borrow from you”; “you received without pay, give without pay.” It is by what they have done for the poor that Jesus Christ will recognize his chosen ones. When “the poor have the good news preached to them,” it is the sign of Christ’s presence.
“The Church’s love for the poor … is a part of her constant tradition.” This love is inspired by the Gospel of the Beatitudes, of the poverty of Jesus, and of his concern for the poor. Love for the poor is even one of the motives for the duty of working so as to “be able to give to those in need.” It extends not only to material poverty but also to the many forms of cultural and religious poverty.
Beginning with the Old Testament, all kinds of juridical measures (the jubilee year of forgiveness of debts, prohibition of loans at interest and the keeping of collateral, the obligation to tithe, the daily payment of the day-laborer, the right to glean vines and fields) answer the exhortation of Deuteronomy: “For the poor will never cease out of the land; therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor in the land.’” Jesus makes these words his own: “The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me.” In so doing he does not soften the vehemence of former oracles against “buying the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals …,” but invites us to recognize his own presence in the poor who are his brethren.
When her mother reproached her for caring for the poor and the sick at home, St. Rose of Lima said to her: “When we serve the poor and the sick, we serve Jesus. We must not fail to help our neighbors, because in them we serve Jesus.
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They saw a lady paying for her gas with pennie…

They saw a lady paying for her gas with pennies and he gave her some money. Not knowing she had just lost her husband and was having a tough time. WE NEED MORE OF THESE HEROES!
“God has no need of your money, but the poor have. You give it to the poor, and God receives it.” -Saint Augustine
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“I’ve come to you in humbleness and humility, …

“I’ve come to you in humbleness and humility, asking that you may pray for my very devout, life-long Catholic mother, Geri Garcia. She’s been a hard-labor working woman all 59 years of her life, until this Summer when she had multiple strokes & improper treatment, followed by a very unexpected, life-threatening brain hemorrhage that had doctors telling us to to firstly, expect that she wouldn’t make it, and if she did live, to start thinking about making the life-or-death decision because she could very well be in a vegetative state permanently. We’d never choose death, being the deeply religious family that she raise me & my 5 siblings to be. While we were so hopeful for my Mom’s life, we still had the spiritual maturity to be content with whatever God’s will would be.
She ended up pulling through the emergency surgery that involved removing half her skull & it has taught us so many good things. While her mental & physical abilities have been severely diminished, her core spirit, fright, and unshakable Catholic faith remains & we’re forever thankful to have our mom for many more years. I ask if you could pray and share this #GoFundMe for the payment of her medical expenses & home renovations at my brothers home for her permanent residence. Nothing keeps my mom from getting to church. Priorities.”
—Her son
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2017 was a record-setting year for Knights of …

2017 was a record-setting year for Knights of Columbus charitable work with an unprecedented $185.6 million in donations and 75.6 million hours of service provided worldwide. Follow @collegekofc 🕊🇻🇦
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Fr. Joseph Mungai of Kenya is raising funds fo…

Fr. Joseph Mungai of Kenya is raising funds for a well in his home village to honor his beloved mom, Lucy Nungari Mungai. Lucy was a wonderful mother who died just a few months ago because she lacked access to safe water.
“Help one another with the generosity of the Lord, and despise no one. When you have the opportunity to do good, do not let it go by.” -St. Polycarp of Smyrna
Via @frjoemungai 🕊🇻🇦
To Donate: (LINK IN BIO)
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Water for the needy, in memory of a priests mo…

Water for the needy, in memory of a priests mom.
Father Joseph Mungai is asking for help to bring clean water to the people of his homeland in Kenya. He’s asking in memory of his mom, Lucy, who died at the age of 53 from an illness complicated by the lack of clean, abundant water.
“Providing clean drinking water has been a passion for me for a very long time,” Father Mungai told Catholic Ecology in an interview via email. “When I was young we could walk for more than 20 kilometers to go and carry water on our backs to bring back home for domestic use.”
Just after his ordination four years ago, Father Mungai was assigned to a parish in Kisumu, Kenya. some 350 kilometers west of Nairobi. “In this parish, they had a bigger problem than we had at home.” While the people of Kisumu could get water from a local river, the quality of the untreated water was poor—and often dangerous.
And so Fr. Mungai’s passion grew.
Many kilometers outside of Nairobi, Gatura is a semi-arid area. “The only way to access water is by drilling a water borehole,” Fr. Mungai said. “The recent study indicates that water table is between 250-300 meters deep,” which would require some $21,000 for drilling. Add in the costs for a well’s installation, electricity, storage, distribution, etc., and the cost more than triples.
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Hi everyone! I’d like to introduce you t…

Hi everyone! I’d like to introduce you to Edu, a nine year old boy who has been fighting childhood leukemia for almost half of his life.
Edu has had leukemia since he was five. He is unable to attend school due to his illness, but still enjoys many activities kids his age participate in, such as playing Fortnite and walking his dog, Oakley.
His parents have found an experimental treatment in Washington D.C., and could use any monetary support to help Edu keep fighting leukemia.
If you are unable to donate, we ask that you please keep Edu and his family in your prayers, as we are all praying to God that the experimental treatment will provide Edu with the strength to keep up his courageous battle. Thank you for for all of your support, both spiritual and monetary.
#CatholicConnect #leukemia #gofundme #PrayForEdu #donate #charity #love #LoveWhatMatters #fightingleukemia #praytherosary #husky #prolife (at Washington, District of Columbia)

A woman in Michigan spotted this car on the ro…

A woman in Michigan spotted this car on the road. It says “Single dad of 3 needs Kidney, Type O, (586) 298-4234.”
Let’s pray and hope someone steps up to help this single parent in need. If so, we will setup a #GoFundMe to cover all travel expenses, time needed to recover, and most importantly as a way to say THANK YOU for helping this single parent!🙏💕
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35)
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10).
“Charity is certainly greater than any rule. Moreover, all rules must lead to charity.” -St. Vincent de Paul
“If we look forward to receiving God’s mercy, we can never fail to do good so long as we have the strength. For if we share with the poor, out of love for God, whatever he has given to us, we shall receive according to his promise a hundredfold in eternal happiness. What a fine profit, what a blessed reward! With outstretched arms he begs us to turn toward him, to weep for our sins, and to become the servants of love, first for ourselves, then for our neighbors. Just as water extinguishes a fire, so love wipes away sin.” -St. John of God
#CatholicConnect #Catholic #Catholicism #Bible #HolyBible #Charity #Kidney #KidneyTransplant #BibleVerse #BibleVerses #Courage #Give #Love #LoveWhatMatters (at Michigan)