At its heart, the Catholic Community Fund (CCF) is dedicated to strengthening and preserving the Catholic faith in the 144 communities in eastern Massachusetts that make up the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston.
Pope Francis tells us, “When we are generous in welcoming people and sharing something with them—some food, a place in our homes, our time—not only do we no longer remain poor: we are enriched." Through the CCF, your charitable gifts help build up our Catholic community of faith, creating a lasting impact and enriching the lives of thousands for generations to come.
God of every good gift, from the beginning of creation
you have filled the world with abundant blessings.
In lean times, you cared for your people’s needs,
and in good times, you blessed them with more than they could imagine.
For everything you have given, may we never cease to thank you.
Help us be a blessing for those who seek to serve you in our community,
that we may give you right and just praise and be good stewards
of the gifts you have bestowed.
Where our treasure lies is where our heart will be.
So open our hearts to fill the needs of our sisters and brothers,
that we may share ourselves as well as what we have.
May your Spirit teach us to seek first your kingdom
so that all people together may use their gifts, great and small,
to bring your peace and blessing to the world.
And when we have given all that we have in your name,
may we rejoice in the riches stored for us in heaven,
pressed down and overflowing with the goodness of your love.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Used by permission of the Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County
Written by Diana Macalintal, Director of Worship, Diocese of San Jose
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