Lent begins; and once again we have the opportunity to join together as a parish family to help families and individuals in need. Please consider making one or more of these projects a part of your personal or family’s almsgiving this lent.
Baby Bottle/Change Collection for Mary’s Mantle: During lent, fill up a baby bottle with loose change from around your house or with the savings from your Lenten sacrifices. Members of the Knights of Columbus, St. Nicholas Council, will be distributing empty baby bottles after all weekend Holy Masses February 17-18. Fill your baby bottle with coins and dollars and return it on Palm Sunday weekend, March 23-24. Our individual bottles combined will offer real assistance to this local Catholic residence for homeless pregnant women. You can also make a donation to Mary’s Mantle directly on their website: https://marysmantle.net/ or donate directly: https://marysmantle.net/support-us/donate/
Baby Shower for Image of God Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPC): Celebrate Life! at the parish baby shower/fellowship on Sunday, March 17, in the Fr. Mikus Hall after the 9:30AM Holy Mass. Show the moms and babies served by Image of God CPCs your love and care for them by helping to shower them with much needed baby items. Bring new baby items to the hall or drop them off before any Holy Mass on March 16 and 17. All donations are appreciated, but the most-needed items include: diapers up to size 6; (in alphabetical order) Bibs, Body Wash, Boppy Pillows, Bottles, plastic, Bottle Brush, Car Seat (new, in box), Carrier (Ring-Sling), Carrier, Back, Carrier, Front, Clothing, boys or girls, Diaper Bags, Diaper Rash Ointment, Formula, Hairbrush (Baby), Highchair, Wipes, and Thermometers.
Easter Dinner “Baskets” and Children’s Easter Baskets for St. Dominic’s Outreach Center: Help the families assisted by St. Dominic’s Outreach Center celebrate Easter. Our parish has been asked to provide Easter Dinner “Baskets” for 15 families as well as Easter Baskets for 20 children. Each Dinner “Basket” should include the following items for a family of 5: a Kroger or Walmart gift card to purchase a ham, instant mashed potatoes, canned vegetable, macaroni and cheese mix, dinner rolls and a dessert mix. If you wish, you may include Easter-themed disposable plates, napkins or tablecloth. Please pack your dinner items in a sturdy box or a reusable, sturdy bag rather than a basket. Each Child’s Easter Basket should include: candy, a toy or stuffed animal, and a religious story book, coloring book, or puzzle. Baskets should be wrapped with cellophane for easy transport to St. Dominic’s. We will be collecting the baskets before all Holy Masses on March 16 and 17. If you plan to donate a basket, please put your name and the type of basket you will donate on the sign-up sheet located on the table in the vestibule; or email Erin Rybicki at ChristianService@saintcyrils.church or call the Parish Office (586-726-6911).
Monetary Donations to Parish Christian Service Fund: Watch for information about the charities we will be supporting with financial donations in future church bulletins and our website.
Please remember to include in your Lenten prayers all the people who will be assisted by our donations as well as the staff and volunteers of the ministries caring for them.
Questions about our Lenten projects: Please contact either Erin Rybicki, ChristianService@saintcyrils.church or the Parish Office (586-726-6911).