Dear Parishioners (From Mary Jane Butler:)
GIFT BASKETS: In the back of the Church you will see sign up sheets for the Christmas Fair Gift Baskets. The income from the sale and raffle of these baskets is more than 1/2 of our Christmas Fair profits. If we do not get donations, then what the committee has to front to make the baskets, gets taken out of the profits, thereby defeating the purpose.
PLEASE look over the list and donate to the basket cause. You may not think that a few boxes of pasta or some lotion or some coffee helps that much, but when all Parishioners donate a piece or a part, we end up with beautiful baskets to sell. If you are too busy to shop or you choose not to go into the stores, I will happily shop for you if you make a cash donation.
I will be making the baskets up over Thanksgiving weekend, so please have all your items to the Church by the Sunday before, i.e. November 18th. I will be glad to help you in any way I can. Please email email@example.com.
Thank you in advance for your constant support of St Mary's efforts to stay one step ahead of the bill collector!
In appreciation and with my very best wishes to all of you, Father Shane