Our donations this month will be delivered to the food pantry at MAT Social Ministries. This pantry provides food supplies to a collaboration of catholic parishes in the north St Louis city area. This includes our sister parish, St Matthew, that we help in other ways to continue their vital mission to serve not only the religious needs of the local community but some of their basic physical needs as well. Thank you as always for your generosity in this cause.
Baskets will be in place on the altar at the Masses. Yellow bags are handed out each month to assist and remind folks to save up their donations and bring them to church on the first weekend of the month.
Suggestions of healthy food items and things most needed are written on the bags. However, it is okay to bring whatever you have available and to use any bags you have. All donations are welcome.
If you don’t have anything to spare or prefer monetary donations, they can be placed in the small baskets in front at the altar as well. Half of these moneys are distributed to the designated food pantry and half to our own St. Vincent DePaul Society helping folks in our immediate area. So, thank you for your donations in whatever form they come.