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The ShareLife office recently held a session for parish committee members.  One of the presentations was from Elizabeth Pierce, Executive Director of Catholic Family Services in Durham.  Her message was so compelling that I asked her for a copy, and present it here, with slight modifications, in its entirety. 


 This evening, I hope to paint a picture and offer you a glimpse into how ShareLife contributions are a way of living out the Gospel by providing for those in need.


Catholic Family Services of Durham has been strengthening the Durham community since 1981.  Last year, we supported 2700 people in our community through our counselling programs.    Over half of those clients served were adult and child victims of domestic violence, and the other half were people needing family, couple and individual therapy in response to a wide variety of presenting problems.


The funds Catholic Family Services receives from ShareLife enable us to offer these therapeutic services to our community.  We could not do what we do without ShareLife.  In fact, every single counselling program that we offer at our agency receives financial support from the ShareLife campaign.


In 1987 Kathy Steele wrote a poem called “Sitting with a Shattered Soul” which captures the work that our therapists do with our clients every day, that I would like to read for you this evening:


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