CYO FOOD DRIVE

During the months of November and December, our youth we will be collecting non-perishable food items for the St. Martin de Porres Society.  The need for such items is particularly acute during the holiday season.  The youth will be making Thanksgiving Bags and Christmas Bags and are requesting the following items:  rice, stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, canned vegetables, sweet potatoes, canned fruit, chicken broth, turkey gravy, macaroni and cheese, jiffy corn bread mix and dessert.  Please begin to bring your donations and place them in the collection box in the back of the church.  Thank you for your continued generosity!  If you would like to make a monetary donation for perishable food that will be purchased, please call the office.

Sharing the Loaves and Fishes

Sharing the loaves and fishes,
You gave us an image of solidarity with the hungry, O Lord.
Sharing yourself in the bread and wine,
You called all to the table, O Lord.
Give me the hunger to be a part of the feeding
And the healing of this world.
Nourish me with your Grace,
So I may work with joy to serve your children.
Open my eyes and my heart
To recognize those in poverty
And increase my awareness
Of the structures and systems
That need to be changed
So we may all break bread together.
In your name we pray for the end of hunger.

Source: Jesuit Source Org