Exemplary Giving!

For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had, her whole livelihood.”

Today, Jesus calls us to pay attention to the poor widow who while she only gave two small coins, she gave in an amazing way.  She gave all shed had, from her poverty, from her whole livelihood.  Jesus is not afraid to point this out to his disciples to inspire them and to encourage them to give from their whole livelihood.

In light of this, I want to point out how wonderful our community is in how we give to others and help out those in need.  This past weekend, our St. Vincent de Paul Society collected bags and bags of clothes, coats, warm outerwear, etc. for the needy.  They distributed them in a number of cars to the Peter Maurin Center and to other nearby churches.  Thank you!

I also want to point how great our day school was at refilling our Food Pantry with food that will feed those in need in Thanksgiving!  If they brought in canned goods, etc. last Friday they didn’t have to wear uniforms.  Thank you for your generosity!

You also may have noticed in the bulletin the last few weeks how our very own Jessica Quentin was training for a marathon on Halloween in Canal Fulton.  She completed the marathon and raised over $5,000 for the St. Vincent de Paul Society.  Thank you to all who supported this mission!

This Monday, November 8 @ 7:00pm in the Holy Family Room will be an opportunity to learn about the Heart of the Shepherd Campaign.  Josh Stecz, our seminarian, will be there to help present what the campaign is all about and to show how wonderful the seminary renovation is going.

Lastly, I want to invite all of you to give in another way—by way of your time—by participating in our Eucharistic Devotions weekend November 12-14.  Fr. Alex Clark will be our homilist for Vespers @ 6:30pm on Sunday.  It is good to welcome back our sons of the parish to be able to help out and continue to share the fruits of their ministry and seminary formation.

May God’s peace and joy be with you,

Fr. Jeremy

Ps.  Thank you for all the love and support you gave me on Priesthood Sunday.  I echo all the kinds words back to you!  Thank you again!

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