The remaining Advent Giving Projects are outlined below. If you have questions about any of the projects, contact Erin Rybicki at ChristianService@saintcyrils.church or contact the Parish Office.
Christian Service Fund: Donations made to the parish Christian Service Fund during Advent will be divided among Catholic Charities’ Senior Outreach Program and Image of God Crisis Pregnancy Centers. You can contribute to this fund online using PushPay or place a check made out to Ss. Cyril & Methodius in a white Advent giving envelope and put it in the collection basket by December 25, 2021.
Senior Outreach: When the Covid shutdown occurred, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan started a new initiative to deliver groceries to low-income seniors and people with disabilities. They discovered homebound individuals and couples who had struggled to get groceries prior to the pandemic. Because of this, the initiative is now a continuing program with volunteers delivering groceries, incontinence items, and cleaning products to 600 individuals in the tri-county area. A monetary donation to this program will help buy a commercial freezer so meat can be purchased in larger quantities (and lower prices), frozen, and stored until it can be delivered to clients. Any additional donations will help buy a refrigerator, and incontinence and cleaning products. You can give directly to the Senior Outreach Program on CCSEM’s website https://ccsem.org/senior-citizen-services/senior-outreach-program/ or mail a check payable to Catholic Charities to: 24445 Northwestern Hwy., Ste 200, Southfield, MI 48075.
Image of God Crisis Pregnancy Centers: For many years, these four centers have quietly and consistently been a haven sharing God’s love for local pregnant women in crisis and in need. The centers provide free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds, maternity clothes, parenting classes, baby clothing, and baby furniture and supplies. Just as important, the staff offers loving counsel and guidance to help young mothers with life goals like finishing their education, building better relationships, developing a spiritual life, or finding a job. Donations to Image of God CPC will help meet essential costs, such as rent and utilities, so all four centers can continue serving women and babies in 2022. You can support Image of God directly by mailing a check made out to Image of God CPD to: Deacon Joe Montes, 33700 Groesbeck Hwy., Fraser, MI 48026.
Please remember in your prayers the individuals who will benefit from our gifts, the staff members and volunteers at the agencies that serve them, as well as all the seminarians in Slovakia and at Sacred Heart Seminary. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.