Give Thanks - Give Back
I mentioned last week that we are doing an alternative this year of our Day of Service. The Day has been a great success for the last three years drawing more than two hundred into service projects for local organizations. Covid has given us an opportunity to re-imagine this service opportunity.
GIVE THANKS — GIVE BACK.
This time of year stirs thoughts, feelings and acts of thanks. I invite you this year, as individuals or families, to look around—whether within your family or
neighborhood or the larger community. WHOM CAN YOU SERVE? I invite you to reach out to a neighbor or local program offering your service: rake leaves at Advent House, call Lollypop asking about volunteering, make cookies for the Blessed Sacrament Church Supper Program (call Mary Jo 271-7240) or bake something for St. Joseph House of Hospitality for their lunch program (call Jasmin 353-9882 about baking and dropping off). The House of Mercy, The Perinton Food Shelf...collect food thru the month...ask everyone in the family...or
organize a neighborhood food drive, to donate some of the $’s needed and drop that off here at Church...we deliver.
Next week we will post an information page on the website with many more ideas and direction for your project, and where to share that information with the parish. Deb Buckley and Joanne Andrews will be putting up a banner in the Narthex...you can write your project
description there as we all look and appreciate, and GIVE THANKS for the generosity of one another in SERVICE to our community.
YOUR CMA DOLLARS
The CMA has begun...please join me...my gift went in this week...in supporting the work of our diocese, both toward the administrative support of our parishes, and organizations and persons in immediate need served by diocesan programs. On the administrative level...the diocese is currently installing video cameras on our campus. The IT department is doing this work. They ran fiber optic cable from the Ministry Building to the Parish Center last week and in the coming days will begin placing cameras both inside our buildings and focused on the parking lots. They are saving us well over ten-thousand dollars...YOUR CMA DOLLARS AT WORK. IT does so much more for parishes, both in procuring hardware, and very importantly, supporting our staff and offices using both hardware and software.
If you are able, and ready please send your pledge this week...and thank you, thank you, thank you.
We will NOT be sending the letter this year asking for your Christmas Pass request. We will use the reservation system on the website for all Christmas and Christmas Season Masses.
Details will come soon as to when the page will be active to make reservations.
ALL CHRISTMAS MASSES WILL REQUIRE A RESERVATION.
We will also encourage families and friends to watch at home...printable booklets will be on the website containing the readings, hymns, and blessings for the creche, Christmas tree, and dinner. Watch for details.
Have a good week love,