“As you did it to one of the least of these who are members of My family, you did it to Me.”
As Advent is about to begin, it is time to prepare ourselves for the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ, who is Light for all. With His light our capacity to Love our families, friendships, and our communities’ blossoms. Together we can help each other become the Children of God.
To prepare our hearts for the Spirit of Love, let us be concerned for others, who have so little. You may be asking yourself, “What can I do?” You and your family can be a family to friends and to one another by participating in the GIVING TREE PROGRAM.
At all the exits of the church, you will see an Angel decorated with angel ornaments. Take an ornament and purchase the gift or gifts indicated on the ornament. Wrap the gift and attach the selected ornament securely on the outside of the gift. Please place your gift in the Creche in the front of the Church.
Let’s do our best to make these modest dreams come true.
If you choose not to take an ornament, but would still like to partake in our Giving Tree, we would like to suggest the following needed items:
Target/ Walmart or any other store Gift Cards, Gas Cards, sweaters, sweatshirts, sweatpants, shoes, sneakers (child and adult), toothpaste, shampoos, conditioners, soap, baby powder, lotions, diapers, hairbrush, combs, hair clips, hats, scarves, gloves, slippers, pajamas, first aid supplies, night lights, new puzzles, new board games and flashlights. Please place these items in the creche in the front of the Church or bring them to the Parish Social Ministry office.
Please return your gift with the ornament firmly attached as soon as possible on or before December 5, 2021, these gifts are given out as quickly as we receive them. If your gift is not returned on time the family or individual will not get the gift that you so kindly purchased.
Thank you for your generosity and thinking of others. If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please call:
Ele Ruth Melendez, Director
Parish Social Ministry
(516) 785-2333 X241
Gifts are due on or before December 5th.