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Following the success of this year’s Blessings of Hope Mission, planning is already well underway for 2015. On October 6th the Youth Ministry held an informational meeting for next years service weeks, with close to 50 youth in attendance. With interest on the rise, next year’s Mission will be split into two separate teams.
Fundraising for Service Weeks is already underway. On September 13th youth raised $374 by sponsoring a car wash. Participants were extremely generous in their donations, with Youth Ministry surpassing monies raised from last year’s car wash, even with fewer cars.
Nearly a dozen parishioners have also stepped forward to sponsor a banana box, which they will fill over the course of the year with such items as shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, bar soap, men’s deodorant, women’s deodorant, toilet paper, and school supplies. After all masses next weekend (October 18 & 19) the youth of our parish will be seeking donations of $5 per mile as part of their Buy-A-Mile Campaign. The youth are attempting to get sponsors for each mile they will be
driving next summer. In return, sponsors will receive a certificate of sponsorship. All monies raised will defray the cost of the individual’s service week fees. All donations are tax-deductible.
The relationship between Good Shepherd Parish and Blessings of Hope continues to grow, as two separate denominations of Christianity come together to do God’s work to support the poor. On Sunday, October 12th Good Shepherd was pleased to welcome the King family from Blessings of Hope to Mass. The King family was one of the families who housed Good Shepherd youth during their service week at Blessings of Hope. Following Mass they joined parishioners for a Pot Luck Lunch.
As the Youth prepare for next year’s Services Weeks please support them in whatever way you can, and be sure to check out the bulletin for upcoming fundraising activities.
From August 3rd to August 10th members of Good Shepherd’s Youth Ministry made the long journey to Ephrata Pennsylvania for a week-long mission at Blessings of Hope, a nonprofit food distribution center. Their journey was featured in the Catholic Free Press:
Youth Ministry will continue this mission in 2015 with two separate service weeks to Blessings of Hope. Read how you can help here.
Good Shepherd Youth Ministry would like to thank the following businesses for sponsoring our service week financially:
- Caya Construction
- Law Office of Richard J. Rafferty, Jr
- Knights of Columbus, Mumford Council # 365
- Salmon Health and Retirement
- Buma Funeral Home
- Harry’s Pizza – Whitinsville
We would like to thank the following for donations of items for out collection efforts:
- Whitinsville Family Dental
- Uxbridge Family Dental
- Uxbridge Dental Center
- Whitin’ Your Smile
The Youth Ministry would like to thank all those that made our service week possible. By your support of our fundraisers each family’s financial contribution was minimal. Through your generosity in donating personal hygiene products, we are able to supply over 13 different items to 325 families in need. That is a total of over 4500 items collected. We filled 60 banana boxes.