How the Good News is Getting Around - Testimonials
Praying the Novena for Faithful Citizenship has been moving me over the past
few weeks-listening and following along with the provided podcasts especially-so much so that I just had to write this note to thank everyone involved. Your use of the latest technology in creating such rich and wonderful spiritual treasures found at your website has not only impressed me but has become a source of real blessings.
I recently retired from working in the IT department at the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee at the age of 41 due to developing young-onset Parkinson's disease. Whereas being relatively young and suddenly outside of life's busy circles could be very devastating, I consider myself blessed with the time and tools to engage in a rich prayerful life. Many are the tools that I derive from the USCCB website. Whether it's keeping up with the day's readings for Mass by reading it on your site and listening to the
talented readers on the regular podcasts (and learning how to pronounce those hard-to-read Bible names I might add), as well as being kept up to date with all the happenings of the Church, including participating in this important novena, I am so very grateful for all the sweat and tears that have been put into the creation of these various projects.
And to reiterate that the USCCB has made all this available via formats that a techno-geek like me finds more than appealing-well that's more than I can ask!
If anything, your hard work makes me feel so very connected to the Church I once worked for, still in the loop, still a part of our great big family, and still very much useful. Keep up the good work, and be assured of my constant prayers on behalf of your irreplaceable ministry.
It is so helpful to be able to cite these "full court press" efforts!
Our Archdiocesan Office of Lifelong Formation and Education and Catholic Charities have been partnering here. I reach out to religious education leaders in this central + southern part of our Archdiocese. Kids Voting USA is active in 3 counties - and we collaborate on that effort, too - citing the wisdom CST brings to that great exercise in citizenship!
Sister M.S., RSM
Catholic Charities of Louisville Parish Social Ministry Department