A message from Marlene…
As we enter into the season of Christmas, and the many holy days our collective family celebrates, my heart rejoices in the greatest gift we all share: Love. Catholics around the world are celebrating Advent as “the Season in which we remember God's nearness, that He came down toward us” (Pope Francis, November 29, 2020). May you also feel this continuous blessing of Hope.
For so many, this has been an exhausting year; it seems one challenge after another was set before us, impacting our ability to adequately serve our clients. Each time we asked for your remembrance and support, you answered our call! As Pope Francis also shared in a recent New York Times OpEd: "To come out of this crisis better, we have to recover the knowledge that as a people we have a shared destination." Thank you to all who have reached out to let our staff and our clients know they are not alone.
So many of you have reached out to CFC in Love this year, through your donations, your gifts for our clients, your words of encouragement and support to our staff, and for your advocacy for our vulnerable neighbors. Together, we remember those who will be cold and hungry this winter, those seeking shelter and grace, individuals struggling with depression and addiction, and our elders and families left vulnerable by this pandemic. We are blessed for all you do to give others Hope and Love.
I wish you and your family a safe and blessed Holiday Season.
President & CEO