Catholic Understanding of Almsgiving

A Lenten encounter with Church Teaching, Tradition and the Poor.

You see needs everywhere and multiple charities ask for your support every week. How do you sort through the noise and find a way to respond according to the gifts, talents and resources God has given you?

During Lent, the Church encourages us to give alms and care for those whom Jesus called “the least of my brethren.” How do we respond fully with our head, heart, and hands to this call of Jesus?

Hosted on Zoom, this virtual Lenten program explores scriptural and Church teaching about almsgiving. The hour-long program will feature prayer, instruction, insights, and conversation that can help you understand more clearly how God invites you to a deep response to the needs of others.

Each program is hosted by a priest of the Rockford Diocese who has witnessed how almsgiving can change the lives of both those who receive and those who give.

You can attend from the comfort of your own home on any one of four different Sundays. Choose the one that best fits your schedule.

Hosts for the 2022 Lenten Program

Select the date that best fits your schedule

March 13, 2022 – 7:00pm

Fr. McNamara

Rev. John P. McNamara

Parochial Administrator St. Catherine of Siena, Dundee and St. Mary, Gilberts

March 20, 2022 – 4:00pm

Rev. David E. Beauvais

Retired priest of the Rockford Diocese, Rockford

March 27, 2022 – 7:00pm

Very Rev. J. Stephen St. Jules

Pastor of St. Katharine Drexel, Sugar Grove

April 3, 2022 – 4:00pm

Very Rev. Robert W. Jones

Pastor St. Thomas the Apostle, Crystal Lake

Finding Christ among the least of our brothers and sisters