The St. Francis de Sales Wednesday night First Communion Class collected (of their own money) $72.00 for the Capital Stewardship Campaign. Two children were so excited that they cleaned their mom’s car and found lots of change and handed it in for the campaign!! These children did a great job and now know how to be good stewards.
The Diocese of Grand Rapids is gathering donations to help those who are most in need following Storm Sandy on the East Coast. Information on how to donate is on the diocesan website at www.dioceseofgrandrapids.org. Your contribution will help provide food, shelter and warmth to people in the hardest hit areas. All funds will be forwarded to Catholic Charities U.S.A., the organization commissioned by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to provide first-line response when catastrophe strikes in our own country. Thank you for your prayers for those affected by this natural disaster and your generous donation.
Last year was declared a “Year of Faith” which begins October 11, 2012, the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and the 20th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.