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Winter 2020 CEO Message

Catholic Charities will continue to be God’s mercy to families in greater Cincinnati whether through delivering food to hungry families in rural counties or finding a way for a young mother to be fitted for prosthesis to care for her children. (See stories in this edition of Blessings.)

All works of mercy are accomplished through God’s grace and the acts of the people of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Catholic Charities is the conduit for your prayers and sharing your gifts to serve families who struggle with poverty and other vulnerabilities.

These works of mercy combine the skills of social service professionals with the heart of the church to serve over 10,000 individuals (not including those who received 4.5 million meals through the Second Harvest Food Bank and Food for All pantries.) Every one served has a face and a story like the individual stories included in this issue of Blessings.

A scripture passage that inspires me in this work is:

“Let your love for one another be constant, for love covers a multitude of sins. Be mutually hospitable without complaining. As generous distributors of God’s manifold grace, put your gifts at the service of one another, each in the measure you have received. The one who serves is to do it with the strength provided by God. Thus, in all of you God is to be glorified through Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 4:8-11)

Thank you for sharing of your gifts and God’s constant love with one another though the many works of Catholic Charities.

Ted Bergh

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