Sincere thanks and deep appreciation are extended to the parish family concerning the collection of items during the Advent season. The economic recession had not diminished your giving:
- Thirty-one (31!!!) (2.5x the amount of last year) bags of food were donated and collected. These were taken to the Schenectady Inner City Ministry.
- Twenty-two (22!!) (more than double of last year) pairs of mittens, gloves, and hats (mostly child size) were collected. These were taken to the Northeast Parent and Child Association.
- Two (2!!!) blankets and two toys were collected. These were also taken to the Northeast Parent and Child Association.
There are many needy families in our area that are being blessed this holyday season. May God bless you for your kind concern and gracious generosity!!!
And too, with sincere and heartfelt recognition of offerings and God-given talent…
- to all those who had stayed to prepare the parish church for the Nativity holydays; and to those preparing the hall for the â€œcoÅ› do chÅ‚ebaâ€ and to Marilyn for providing the food with David and Rose Petrosky (Deborahâ€™s parents) for providing the kielbasa for the after mass repast;
- to our choir director/organist, Liz, for her work in preparing for the Nativity liturgies and for her invaluable help in preparing our parish youth for the musical part of their presentation in the Nativity production; for all the voices aiding our prayers to praise Godâ€™s gift, Jesus;
- to the acolytes, veteran and novice, for their service in God’s House.
- to our SOCL teachers and students providing the Christmas keepsake we have traditionally come to treasure; and
- to all who have gathered to worship and praise the Father for sending to us His most precious Gift, Jesus Christ our Lord.