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"The family that prays together stays together." - Venerable Patrick Peyton

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Advent plans  |  Almsgiving  |  corporal works of mercy  |  family prayer

Almsgiving as a Family Throughout the Year

The Corporal Works of Mercy—feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, and shelter the homeless—can all be categorized with one powerful word: Almsgiving. We often associate that word with Lent, but the truth is people and organizations who serve those in need require assistance all year long. As Christians, we must love and care for those in our society who are in most need. That is why it is important to continue the practice of almsgiving year-round. On the Feast Day of Saint Stephen, we remember his role not only as the first Christian martyr but also as one of the first deacons! As a deacon, Saint Stephen was charged with giving alms to the poor and serving those in most need. On the Feast of Saint Stephen, December 26, make time to reflect upon how you can best serve our brothers and sisters in need.

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Almsgiving  |  Lenten practices  |  Love thy Neighbor

Almsgiving is Informed by Authentic Love

I was born and raised in a small village called Wairaka in the Jinja District of Uganda. I remember years back while in seminary, I became close friends to an elderly woman in Wairaka, her name was Alistera.

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Almsgiving  |  Lent activities  |  prayer

10 Ways to Walk Through Lent with your Sisters in Christ

During the liturgical season of Lent, we faithful are asked to seek the Lord in prayer and reading Scripture, to practice self-control through fasting, and to serve by giving alms. Lent is an ideal season to travel through with your parish’s women’s group because when we partner with friends in praying, fasting, and almsgiving, we keep each other on track, bear each other’s burdens, and deepen our faith and friendships.

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