Special Outreach Request:
Has your Daughter Outgrown Last Year's Christmas Dress and Shoes? Please consider donating to our friends at Our Lady of Black Rock Catholic School. The school has begun Christmas Pageant plans and would love to have a Christmas dress for every girl who needs one. It would be wonderful if St. Greg's could help them! Donations will be accepted during the month of October and can be placed in the labeled bin in the school foyer. Dresses and shoes for girls in PreK - Grade 8 are needed! (Shrugs and dressy sweaters are also appreciated) Thank you and God Bless you for your generosity! Any questions, please contact Patti Hartigan at email@example.com or 741-2119.
Family Faith Formation Outreach Schedule:
September: School Supplies
October: Macaroni and Cheese for Peaceprints (This will run through Nov.18)
November: St.Vincent DePaul Food Drive and
Continuation of Macaroni and Cheese Drive for Peacepruints
December: Christmas Gift Collection
January: New or gently used children's coats,
hats and mittens
February: Heart to Heart Food Drive
March: Catholic Charities
April: Children's Sunday Best and First Communion Clothes
or Personal Care Items for the needy
Disciple Camp Outreach: Food Drive for St. Vincent de Paul and Car Wash
SPLASH Outreach: tba
Vacation Bible School Outreach: non-perishable food for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
Christmas Gift Collection
Since the beginning of this ministry in December of 1975, about 1300 people in need have been helped every year, and last year was no different– the Christmas Tree Collection brought over 3000 gifts to warm the hearts of so many in need!
Thank you for your generosity and May God Bless you!
"We must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future, spread love.
Be poor among the poor. We need to include the excluded and preach peace."
What does 2085 boxes of macaroni and cheese look like??!
We collected 2,085 boxes for Peaceprints Prison Ministry. These boxes were added to the Thanksgiving Food Baskets to be distributing to families in need. Thank you for the overwhelming support and God Bless You!!
A Very Special Thank You to all of you...
The 2014 Disciple Camp Car Wash for Nicaragua this past August was a great success! Thank you to all of the Disciple Camp students and parents who worked so hard and were able to raise $1,533 for the Nicaraguan Mission. Last year, the funds raised helped send children to school and to purchase cows and pigs for their families (see letter below). Thank you to all those who brought their cars to support this great cause! It will be wonderful to hear about the good that comes from this year's proceeds!
A Letter from Ann Marie Zon in response to the 2012 Car Wash proceeds...
"Dear Students and Teachers of the Family Faith Community -
I remember so well the time and effort you put into the car wash for the sake of the mission people in Nicaragua. It was a wonderful thing to do with great success for your efforts- The funds you earned have allowed the Following “good” to be done:1) milk cows– one given to each of 4 families2) pigs– two families are getting one each3) children to school: Shalia Margerita– high school,Luis Martin, Gregoria Ramón,& Luis Benjamin-middle school, and Nelinda Inez & Raquel Monique-grammar school. Just see how much you have done-How many lives you touched– what a difference your willingness “to do something” is making.
May Our Lord Bless each and all of you with His Love– His Grace,"
-Ann Marie Zon
"For surely I know the plans
I have for you, says the Lord;
plans for your welfare
and not for harm,
to give you a future with hope. "
- Jeremiah 29:11