PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY EVENTS
Christmas Dinner Collection
December 13th – 14th
If you would like to provide a complete meal, please bring the
following items; otherwise choose from items on the list.
*** Please use regular size bags and double bag the food. ***
Canned or dry potatoes
Baking mix, pancake mix, syrup
Cranberry sauce, applesauce, canned fruit
Canned yellow and/or green vegetables
Cake, brownie or cookie mix and frosting
Meat soups, chili, stew
Paper towels, toilet paper
Hygiene products (Soap, tooth paste, deodorant, shampoo)
Dish soap, laundry detergent
A check to cover the cost of a turkey gift card. Make the check payable
to Saint Mary’s Church, with “Holiday Fund” in the memo line and give
it to the receptionist, so it won’t get lost in the bag.
2014 Christmas Outreach
Our Christmas Outreach program benefits hundreds of needy in our community and puts smiles on faces of people of all ages. Saint Mary’s is blessed with wonderful volunteers and generous givers. There are still opportunities to participate in any or all of the following ways: Bring food for the Fall Harvest and Christmas Food collections; Make a monetary donation; Help with delivering Christmas gifts to Fairfax County families on December13th, beginning at 8:30 a.m., in Farrell Hall.
Fall Harvest and Thanksgiving Distributions
Many thanks to all who supported our Fall Harvest Food Collection! With the help of Saint Mary’s Youth Ministry, Knights of Columbus and food pantry volunteers, 1,436 pounds of donated food was sorted and delivered to the new Manassas site of the St. Lucy Project of Catholic Charities.
Thanks also to the Knights of Columbus Boy Scout Troop 697 for collecting, sorting and stocking our pantry with 637 pounds of food. Finally, thanks to the Knights of Columbus for providing 37 Thanksgiving dinners for distribution by Saint Mary’s volunteers to needy families throughout our county. This has been an all-out effort by many to help many of our less-fortunate neighbors have a happier Thanksgiving!