Pillar of Service News

St. Vincent de Paul

Thanks to our volunteers who sacrifice sleeping in on a Saturday morning to prepare and serve the breakfast, and thanks to all those who donated bacon, eggs, juice, etc.Thanks to our volunteers who sacrificed sleeping in on a Saturday morning to prepare and serve breakfast at ST. Anthony Family Shelter, and thanks to all those who donated bacon, eggs, juice, etc.

 

After this weekend, there are only two weekends left to donate to the annual Knights of Columbus “40 Cans for Lent” food drive.  Our donations have been over 1700 pounds of food!  Our goal is at least 3500 pounds.  All the food goes to Holy Savior’s “God’s Food Pantry”, where literally hundreds show up for the twice a month food distribution.  Sadly, many of the working poor and elderly on fixed-income rely on food pantries to supplement their limited food budget. The food drive will continue each weekend through April 8-9.

 

The Weekend Kids’ Food Program “food of the month” for April is toaster pastry, like Pop Tarts.  Thanks to all those who support the program with food or monetary donations. You are putting food in the homes of children who otherwise would not have as much to eat over the weekend.

 

Our St. Vincent de Paul supports the Sister of St. Joseph Dear Neighbor Ministry, in the very low income neighborhood of Hilltop.  Dear Neighbor is sponsoring their annual clean-up of the neighborhood.  This will be the third year in a row we will help them, by walking up and down the streets with residents, helping them pick up trash.  Trash trucks will be on hand to take away the debris.  Junior St. Vincent de Paul will be helping but adults can help too (Saturday, April 8, from 8:00 -10:00 am, starting at the Hilltop Community Center, 1329 S. Terrace). Biscuits and gravy are served after the clean up.

The Church of the Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church + 124 N Roosevelt Wichita, KS 67208 + 316-682-4557 + Sacramental Emergency Phone: 316.361.6015 + parish@blessedsacramentwichita.com

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