Missionaries of Charity (Dallas)
The Texas State Board has voted to adopt a new Mission of Mercy Project: the Missionaries of Charity in Dallas. Mother Teresa’s Sisters serve the poorest of the poor, both spiritually and financially. They provide essential foods to over 400 families per month, all of whom have been carefully screened by the Sisters to ensure that they are truly in need. Each week bags are filled with rice, beans, flour, fresh fruits, vegetables and breads purchased with donations or brought by individuals and organizations.
The Sisters also maintain the Our Lady of Guadalupe Maternity Shelter for homeless pregnant women by providing a safe place to rest while protecting the lives of their unborn babies. After giving birth, the mothers are helped to start anew in the outside world.
The Sisters of Charity teach catechism classes and summer programs at the St. James Parish in Dallas and help many students prepare for school by obtaining school supplies and new shoes. It is not unusual to see many of the students helping the Sisters with the work of serving the many in need. The Sisters provide for the Thanksgiving turkeys and children’s Christmas parties and gifts for the entire families that would have nothing otherwise. Sister Drita, who is head of the local convent, says that the Sisters count on Divine Providence to bring them the things they need. All courts, especially those in the north Texas area, are invited to participate in this most worthy cause.
Suggestions for helping:
- Newborn clothing, sleepers, socks, receiving blankets
- Baby supplies – diapers (all sizes), wipes, lotion, powder, baby shampoo, soap
- Maternity clothes, infant and small children’s clothes
- Women’s shampoo, conditioner, lotion, deodorant, toothpaste, tissues, razors
- Money – for bus passes, personal items, other necessities
Contact persons: Randa Gonzalez 972-896-9253 or Cleo Smith 972-380-9333