Thank you all for your continued support of Christian Service and our monthly food collections. This past year we helped on average 12 people (7 families) every month that continue to need food assistance. Your generosity helps make that possible and I thank you. Thanks once again to Mary Mager, who sorts the food and packs the bags for distribution. We are so blessed to have such a supportive and generous parish.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Once again we received many thanks from our parish community regarding our Christmas decor. We had an amazing team working behind the scenes. Please forgive me if I leave anyone out!!
Thank you to Josephine and Christian Selven, Jan and Oscar Mittelstaedt, Diane and Walt Kreucher, Mike Tokarz, Christian, Jeanine and George Karam, Jack, Amy, Frank, Ava and Brian Bachulis, Stephanie, Pat, Grace and Patrick Riney, and Julie, Lucy and Elizabeth Zawalski.
Christian Service assembled 14 baskets complete with all the fixings for a Christmas meal including a ham, and a $25.00 gift card. Thank you to Janet Urban and her father Dominic for wrapping them so beautifully so Monsignor could bless them. The Christmas baskets were picked up Friday December 20th . Thank you to Kathy Dodge and Cora Armitage for distributing them. Also, thank you to Gwen Valovick for distributing the gifts from our Adopt a Christmas family program.
We gifted four (4) hand-made quilts to Sanctum House on December 19th!!! One of the lovely gifted quilts represented the very first quilt the donor had ever made! Congratulations!
We presented our gifts to Shannon Brandt, Program Director of Sanctum House. Shannon enlightened us on the prevalence of human trafficking and the fact that there are no geographic boundaries. Sanctum House provides not only a safe haven, but also many forms of counseling, job skills, etc. providing the tools needed to function independently.
Sanctum House can accommodate a maximum of 12 women, at one time; they were able to serve 40 women in 2019. Sanctum House is wishing to expand their outreach; to that end they are looking to purchase some property adjacent to their current location. If you would like to donate, www.sanctumhouse.org.
Quilting Ministry – Next Meeting:
All skill levels are welcomed!
When: January 16th, 10 am – 2 pm
Where: Social Hall
What to Bring: Sewing Machine, Extension Cord, Sewing Supplies
We have an iron/ironing board set up
If you have any questions or would like further information, contact/text Jane Cwiek 248-892-4219.