The weekend after Thanksgiving, we put up Christmas trees with paper ornaments in the church and chapel. They are part of the Jesse Tree program, a ministry in conjunction with Advent that provides parishioners an opportunity to support local organizations with clothing, toys, gift cards, and other needed items in the spirit of Christmas giving. You are invited to choose one of the colored tags from the trees in the church and chapel that represent wish items from the charities we support annually with this project.
These 10 charities are:
- Catholic Charities Toy Shower
- H.O.M.E. (Housing Opportunities & Maintenance for the Elderly)
- Lakeview Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre
- LaRabida Children's Hospital
- Lincoln Park Community Shelter
- Madonna House
- The Night Ministry
- Our Lady of Mercy
- Solidarity Bridge
- St. Vincent de Paul Center
Purchasing a gift for any of our Jesse Tree tags would be a wonderful example of giving to those in need. Please note, certain tags are a wish item requested specifically by an individual at that charity. Thank you--the recipients of your generosity will be very grateful!
Please return gifts to the parish office or church by Sunday, December 11, 2016.