There is an old custom in the Church on the Solemnity of St. Joseph of bringing food to the parish church, of blessing it after Holy Mass, and distributing it to people in need. This year, St. Cyril’s is going to renew this custom as one of the parish’s Lenten projects.
You can drop off donations of non-perishable foods for St. Christine’s when you come to Mass the weekend of March 12 and 13. Members of Trail Life will be in the Gallery and in the Vestibule collecting them before all weekend Masses. You may also drop off food donations during the week, March 14-18, in the designated boxes in the Vestibule and Gallery. Then on March 19, the Solemnity of St. Joseph, attend the 9:00AM Holy Mass and blessing of food. After the blessing, the food will be delivered to St. Christine Christian Service (SCCS) which operates a soup kitchen and a food pantry in northwest Detroit. SCCS appreciates all donated foods; but the items most needed at this time include: Hearty canned soups; Salad dressings; Jelly; Spaghetti sauce; salt and pepper; Cooking oil and Cooking spray; Cereal; Oatmeal; Pancake mix and Syrup; Toilet paper, Paper towels, Tissues; Canned stew and chili; Cookies (chocolate chip or Oreos). No glass jars, please.
Note: Food donations are being collected from March 12 until 10:00AM on March 19 ONLY. Please leave your food donations ONLY in the designated boxes and ONLY on these days.