Tuesday, December 22, 2015
HELPING THE POOR WITH DIGNITY
Every year our parish participates in their "Gifts of Love" for Christmas. The three parishes combined as well as other financial sources provide Christmas presents for needy families FAM has assisted totaling about $34,000!
These families picked up their gifts this past Saturday. However, children were not allowed to come for the pick-up. Our program desires that the children not see the Church giving them their gifts but rather their parents. This builds up the dignity and self-worth of the parents too.
We don't want those we help to see the Church as Santa Claus but rather the Church helping people to learn how to fish rather than just giving them a fish, as the old saying goes.