Financial Assistance for Families

Mother Teresa Fund

Having a new baby is a joyous time, but can be very difficult when parents have limited financial resources.The Mother Teresa Endowment Fund of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw provides financial assistance to individuals or couples experiencing limited financial resources while awaiting the birth of their child and/or during the initial period following the birth. The fund was originally established through the generous gifts of many individuals to support LIFE. The dollars contributed are invested and the interest generated provides revenue for the assistance. These gift dollars keep working in perpetuity to promote and support new life.

Would you like to help a family facing these challenges? Donations to the Mother Teresa Endowment Fund are welcomed at any time and are tax-deductible. If you want to help, contact the Respect Life Office and let us know that you want to contribute to the Mother Teresa Endowment Fund. The funds are monitored through the Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan.

Those who would like to apply for assistance through the Mother Teresa Endowment Fund, may apply here. A special committee reviews the applications and determines the amount of assistance based upon need and the availability of dollars.
 

Mercy and Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa, in all aspects of her life, was a generous dispenser of divine mercy, making herself available for everyone through her welcome and defense of human life, those unborn and those abandoned and discarded.  She was committed to defending life, ceaselessly proclaiming that “the unborn are the weakest, the smallest, the most vulnerable.”   She bowed down before those who were spent, left to die on the side of the road, seeing in them their God-given dignity. She made her voice heard before the powers of this world, so that they might recognize their guilt for the crime of poverty they created. For Mother Teresa, mercy was the “salt” which gave flavor to her work, it was the “light” which shone in the darkness of the many who no longer had tears to shed for their poverty and suffering.

Daily Prayer Of Mother Teresa

Dear Jesus, help me to spread Thy fragrance everywhere I go. Flood my soul with Thy spirit and love. Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that all my life may only be a radiance of Thine. Shine through me and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel Thy presence in my soul. Let them look up and see no longer me but only Jesus. Stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as you shine, so to shine as to be a light to others. Amen.