The Christophers express our deepest gratitude to those who have reached out to us in support of our mission, both through their donations and words of encouragement during this trying time. We continue to work remotely to keep our staff safe, and we remain on track with the production of our 2021 calendar and Three Minutes a Day book.
Our News Note Caregivers Need Care, Too addresses a vital issue, made even more so during this current crisis. There is no more important role in our society today than that of the caregiver. Doctors, nurses and those who work with the elderly or handicapped or care for people in their own families, lay their lives on the line every day. We pray for their safety and well-being, and that they receive the support and compassion they need to continue their life-saving work.
This month, we celebrate the Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, and we encourage everyone to pray for the intercession of Saint Joseph, especially those who have lost their jobs due to the quarantine. As our economy opens up again, we pray that those who need work can find it, so that they might continue to provide for themselves and their families. This is a cause near and dear to the heart of Saint Joseph the Worker, who knew what it was to struggle to care for his own family – may he intercede for our nation and the world at large, that we may return to a normal way of life and revive our economy.
The Christophers also recently welcomed Mark Jackson to our staff as Director of Donor Relations. Please click here to read our full introduction to this wonderful man, whom we know will bring a special touch to our outreach and fundraising. Whoever has the pleasure of liaising with Mark will see what a tremendous people person he is, and we can’t wait to have Mark meet all our Christopher friends, so that he too can experience just how amazing those who support our mission truly are.
Also in May, we celebrate the Feast Day of Mary Help of Christians, and we encourage everyone to turn to the Blessed Mother to end the pandemic afflicting our world. Pope Francis has led the way in imploring the intercession of Mary during this time. The pope is encouraging Catholics around the world to pray the rosary during this month, and he has even written special prayers to be recited at the end of the rosary. He wrote these prayers to address the current crisis, so the faithful might call upon Mary’s intercession for health, safety, peace of mind, and a return to a joyous way of life.
So let us join with people of faith around the world in praying for Mary’s intercession so that peace and prosperity may return to our land. God Bless!
Mary Ellen Robinson
Mary Ellen Robinson