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PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY EVENTS

IT’S OUR ANNUAL EASTER BASKET OUTREACH!

HELP SEND EASTER JOY FROM THE PEOPLE OF SAINT MARY’S
TO NEEDY CHILDREN IN OUR COMMUNITY.

PLEASE HELP! BRING WRAPPED CANDY, SMALL STUFFED ANIMALS
AND TOYS, OR CASH DONATIONS OR GIFT CARDS FOR SUPPLIES.

WE WILL PROVIDE EASTER BASKETS THAT ARE
EASIEST FOR PACKING AND TRANSPORT.

DROP OFF DONATIONS IN FARRELL HALLON
SATURDAY, MARCH 12TH AND SUNDAY MARCH 13TH

CHILDREN, BRING AN ADULT AND HELP SORT TREATS AND ASSEMBLE BASKETS
FROM 9:00 AM TO 3:00 PM ON SUNDAY.
TEENS AND UNACCOMPANIED ADULTS ARE ALSO INVITED

Tithing Fund Awareness

One way Saint Mary’s commitment to service and social justice is put into action is through our tithing fund program.  Up to 10% of weekend and holy day collections are distributed each year to organizations that address problems associated with poverty, marginalization and social injustice.

Our tithing fund program has two goals: to financially support non-profit organizations that empower vulnerable people, and to build relationships between our parish and our brothers and sisters in need.

Beginning on March 6th, tithing fund organizations will be featured in Farrell Hall after the Sunday Masses. Parishioners will be available to talk about the organization they represent and how to become involved in volunteer opportunities.

The schedule of featured tithing fund organizations is as follows:

March 6 ~~ ~~     Marian Homes

March 13 ~~~~   Martha’s Table

March 20 ~~~~   The Lamb Center

March 27 ~~~~   The Centreville Labor Resource Center

April 10 ~~ ~~~  A Woman’s Choice

April 17 ~~ ~~~  TEACH

April 24~~~~~   Langley Residential Services

May 1 ~~~~~~   Community Living Alternatives

May 8 ~~~~~~   Sister Parish  in El Estor, Guatemala

 

Food Packing Event Coming on April 9th

I Hunger for Mercy Food Packing Event, on April 9th, 10:00 a.m. to noon, in Farrell Hall. Come, be part of a team that will help pack 4,000 nutritious meals.

This will be an excellent opportunity for youth to earn service and Confirmation hours, and for First Communicants to fill in their Good Deeds logs. It’s also an activity where friends and families can have some fun while raising awareness of hunger and poverty in our local community and throughout the world. To sign up, visit

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4bafad29ab9-ihunger.