Thanks to your generosity and thoughtfulness, the Thanksgiving Food Drive donations more than brightened up the lives of parents and children at New Hope Housing-Reed Road.
New Hope Housing Reed Road distributed St. Catherine’s donated food bags to 151 families prior to Thanksgiving. In addition to the bags, families were given a gift card to purchase a turkey or ham and either a pumpkin or apple pie. It was a happy and exciting day when the bags arrived and were distributed. Many of the parents said “it was the best Thanksgiving they had ever had”. Additional bags were placed in the New Hope Housing Food Pantry where residents are able to “shop” for food upon move-in, and when needed. Since Thanksgiving, several families have moved to New Hope Housing and were especially grateful for a “welcome food bag” when they arrived. New Hope Housing staff said “The bags were very much appreciated and the love continues to flow beyond the holidays for these families.”
The toys donated St. Catherine’s are for families in the Star of Hope New Heights program. For the first time, a Toy Store will be created using the donated toys where parents will have the opportunity to select gifts for their children. Parents can then wrap these gifts and put them under the tree for Christmas morning.
This coming Thursday December 8, 2022 is a Holy Day of Obligation in commemoration of The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mass will be at our usual time of 9:00 AM.
Take care and God bless,
Fr. Niall Nolan
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If you wanted to change one thing
for Christmas, what would you do?
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This year St. Catherine of Siena Parish will sponsor a toy drive to benefit the children at Star of Hope Mission, DECEMBER 3-18, 2022.
All toys donated will be used to create a ‘Toy Store’ for the parents to ‘shop’ for their children. We are so excited to participate in creating a Toy Store to help parents make Christmas nice for their children.
Star of Hope is a Christ-centered community supporting Houston’s homeless men, women and children. They encourage positive life changes through programs in spiritual growth, education, employment, life management and substance abuse recovery.
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All toys collected will be delivered to the Toy Store on December 19, 2022.
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