Gratitude and Thanks

04-30-2017Parish LifeTom Jeffas

As physical director of the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, I would like to express my sincere thanks to St. Magdalen’s 8th grade CCD class for their tremendous Lenten food drive. As a result of your endeavors, our pantry has never been so well-stocked with much needed products that our 84 families receive on a weekly to monthly basis. I would be remiss if I did not express my gratitude to everyone at the Office of Religious Education who worked extremely hard to bring this project to fruition: Bridget, Maggie, Jennifer, Michele, and Billy. Last but not least, my heartfelt thanks to the parents of these CCD participants who made this last year’s Lenten food drive a truly wonderful success.

In preparation for their Confirmation, St. Magdalen’s 8th grade CCD students participated in the “Project Hope House” food drive. All throughout Lent students brought purple bags filled with groceries to deposit in our parish’s food bank and social hub ministry, Hope House. During their Confirmation retreat, students were given a tour of Hope House and helped to sort and stock shelves. It is our hope that this stewardship effort will bear much good fruit for all.