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2016 Thanksgiving and Christmas Outreach

Our holiday programs benefit hundreds of needy people in our community and put smiles on faces of people of all ages. Saint Mary’s is blessed with wonderful volunteers and generous givers. All parishioners may participate in any or all of the following ways:

• November 12th and 13th – Bring food for St. Mary’s Fall Harvest collection for distribution to needy and food-insecure people throughout the diocese through the Catholic Charities Saint Lucy Project.

• December 10th and 11th – Bring food for distribution to poor people through Damien Ministries, in Washington, DC.

• Weekends of November 5th and 6th through November 26th and 27th – Sign up to bring a Christmas gift for a needy child, teen or adult, or to sponsor a whole family for food and gifts. Or, make a monetary donation to our Christmas gift fund.

• December 4th through December 11th – Volunteer to help with our weeklong Christmas outreach project, beginning on December 4th and ending with the collection of Christmas food on December 10th and December 11th.