Food Pantry and New Day Outreach “…I assure you, as often as you did it for one of my least brothers, you did it for me.” Matthew 26:40
On the last full weekend of each month, we have an opportunity to respond to Jesus’ call for us to help those in need. Next weekend, September 26 & 27, is our Food Pantry and New Day Outreach weekend.
This month our donations will go to the People First Food Pantry in Uxbridge. Please purchase an extra item or two when you do your shopping this week and bring them to church next weekend. Just a note: Food pantries are not allowed to distribute any food items that have expired; they have to throw them away. Please check expiration dates carefully if you bring an item from your home!!
Monies received in the Good Shepherd Church replica on the last full weekend of each month are used to help individuals and families from our parish, and also to support various community causes. Your generosity each month enables us to continue to help those in need.
By now many of you may have noticed the beautiful new cross shaped garden located at the side of the parish. What some of you may not know is that the idea and execution of this project was carried out by one of our young parishioners. As part of his Eagle Scout project Jared Gillespie drafted the concept of a garden on the side lawn of the church in recognition of our founders. Jared announced the introduced the concept to the parish, raised the necessary funds, and saw the project through to completion. The last piece will be a stone marker that will soon be added to commemorate the founders. You can view pictures of Jared’s hard work here:
The People First Food Pantry 6th Annual Spaghetti Dinner will be held at the VFW Post 1385 on Saturday, September 19 from 5-7 PM. Tickets are $10 per person and $8 for seniors (60+) and children under 4. Tickets are available at the food pantry on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 PM or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your tickets. Dinner will be lasagna, pasta, sauce, meatballs, salad, rolls, and dessert. We are currently serving 110 families per month and we need your help to raise the necessary funds to ensure that no one goes hungry!