HOLY FAITH THIRD SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH
CATHOLIC CHARITIES FOOD DRIVE

NEXT FOOD DRIVE: SUNDAY, AUGUST (21-22) 2021

Monthly, the Catholic Charities Van will be parked in front of the Church for drive up/drop-off service, with teen and adult volunteers available to help with your donations or drop-off inside the big box in the vestibule of the church.

SATURDAY, August  21 from 4:45pm to 6:00pm and

SUNDAY, August 22 from 9:15am to 10:30am or 11:00am to 12:30pm.

UPDATE ON FOOD DRIVE MINISTRY:

July 17-18 2021: Our Newest Volunteers: Luke, Mary, Cormac, and Richard and Rosemary served with our veteran volunteers in July and Jeanette and Russell, Suzan and sons, Jonathan and Jordan, signed up to serve in August. This ministry will continue year-round and we will always need volunteers, so join the group and grow this ministry with us. God Bless you all!

June 19-20 2021: Thank you to our new volunteers: Lisa, Sonia and family, Liz and family, and Laurice, and to our experienced volunteers, David and family. They faithfully faced the challenges of the weather, giving of their time and compassion for the hungry, and were so excited to serve. (anyone can still volunteer – scroll down the page to sign-up)

Bless you, and thank you also to the others who have volunteered to join in this ministry work. Keep in mind, the more volunteers we get, others will have a chance to feel the rewards of service through the Church. We will send out a confirmation for the July Food Drive dates of July 17-18 to those who have signed up for specific time slots and lets others know where we will still need assistance. Thank you also to the parishioners who donated so generously despite the weather.

 

May 16 2021: Dear Parishioners,

We are looking for volunteers to help us cover the times of this drive on the third Sundays of the month. It’s time to step-up and help us continue this appeal that helps so many in the community. We need people that can carry the donations from cars to the Catholic Charities van parked right in front of the church on the dates of the appeal. We had a lovely young family, husband, wife and their 2 little ones, who sat in their little chairs and watched as their parents loaded the van, on Saturday May 15 (see above pic). It was precious! On Sunday we had 3 teens and a mom volunteer for the early shift and an elderly man for the afternoon shift. Anyone can serve the church and the poor through this (now our newest ministry). Give us a call,  EMAIL or Sign-Up:

VOLUNTEER FOR FOOD DRIVE SUNDAYS

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What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,” but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it? So also faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead. (James 2:14-17)

April 2021: Catholic Charities has sent the parishioners and friends of Holy Faith a debt of gratitude as we had reached our goal of giving in March 2021 once again with just about 1000lbs of food donated, the highest amount per pound donated since we began the third Sunday of the month extra appeal, back in September 2020, to refill the shelves that deplete before the end of every month. Let’s continue to meet this goal as it is so needed at this time of the month. Thank you, thank you. God Bless you in abundance as you bless others.

Holy Faith has teamed up with Catholic Charities to help fill the food pantry shelves every third Sunday of every month. This is a time when the supply dwindles and there’s not always enough for all in need. Although donations are accepted all month long, this is an extra push to keep the food shelves well stocked. Holy Faith has always supported the work of Catholic Charities doing what our church envisions: “to build together a Community of Compassion in Christ”. Thank you for your loving and giving hearts. May God bless you always.

We had a wonderful response to our first 3rd Sunday Catholic Charities Food Drive on September 19-20 with over 1000lbs of food donated! Let’s make this our monthly goal. Catholic Charities is so grateful for the support of our community. We continue to support the pantry of Catholic Charities weekly, as always, by placing donations in the big box in the vestibule of the church, but mark your calendars specifically for the 3rd Sunday of every month (next drive: JULY 17-18, 2021). This is our extra outreach food drive Sunday with the goal of keeping the shelves full for the end of the month, when the supplies seem to dwindle but the need remains. May God Bless you in abundance as you Bless others.  Thank you again!

 

Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed …

2 Corinthians 9:6-8

 

Mark D, parishioner of Holy Faith, is a board member of Catholic Charities. Below  is the recorded message for all of us from the 3rd Sunday Holy Faith Food Drive kick-off event in September. The appeal continues every 3rd Sunday of the  Month with much success. Thank you Holy Faith for your compassion for the hungry!

Click on video below.

pic of Mark parishioner
Food Drive Sunday … Click to View

Food List