Bringing Christ’s Presence to Others

 In Pastor's Notes-Fr. Ritche

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and I am sure many of you may be wondering how on earth you’re going to celebrate this year. For years, our Parish of The Holy Spirit has been helping our brothers and sisters in need. Despite the pandemic, our Parish will continue this tradition of reaching out to the less fortunate. As you may know, many people have either lost their jobs, reduced their working hours or lost their business.

Because of this, the Thanksgiving holiday might be quite different for them.

Our Social Ministry Committee is once again reaching out to all of us for our generous support. I am encouraging all of us to make the thanksgiving dinner possible for the less fortunate. As announced last week, your donation of $20.00 to our Turkey and Tarps Drive will go a long way – it can feed 12-18 people, or it can buy two tarps for the homeless.

In addition to the Turkey and Taps Drive, there will also be a toy drive for Christmas for children whose parents are unable to afford to buy gifts for them. There is also the Gifts of Opportunity that will go towards helping the ministry of the Amigos for Christ that will run for a few weeks in December.

Life has changed for the last eight months, but I believe that our tradition of being generous and kind to one another will help us transcend the challenges that we are all facing today. I am encouraging all of us to respond to the many opportunities to help during this holiday season. In doing so, we bring Christ’s presence to others in a very tangible way during this season of giving, love, and hope.

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