Monday evening I hosted the Inaugural Legacy Society Dinner in my home. Twenty-three people were inducted as Founders of the Society. These are people who have named St. Jude as a beneficiary in their will/estate.
Each year the St Vincent de Paul Society of St Joe County assists local needy families at Christmas time. This year they will assist over 400 local families. Our St. Jude Conference is adopting 5 of these families, which include 21 children. We will provide gifts for each of the children and food for the holidays, including a ham and a Martin’s gift certificate. We will need approximately $1,700 in donations to adopt these families.
This coming Easter Vigil we have eight parishioners between Sacred Heart and St. Jude coming into the Catholic Church. During this time of preparation, let us keep these eight parishioners in our prayers. In the back of the church, there are prayer cards for each candidate. Please take one or more home and pray for those who are continuing their journey of faith.
Our Lady of the Road: Thanks to all who may have found some wonderful bargains on underclothing to be given to the homeless who visit Our Lady of the Road. Also, for the many cash donations that will be directed for the purpose of buying the basics for the needy coming in to the facility.
Tis the season! It has already begun when it comes to the needs of the poor, especially with the cold weather on its way.