Saturday, November 14, 2009

Christmas Campaign for the Poor 2009: Give a Gift that Matters

We are all familiar with the old cliche - "Christmas is about giving." Some people spend ridiculously large sums of money to buy expensive gifts for each other.

This Christmas, our Parish invites you to a different way of giving. A giving that will make a difference in the lives of those who really need it, not those who have too much in excess. This Christmas, GIVE A GIFT THAT MATTERS!

The Christmas campaign for the poor, since 1968, has been responsible for mobilising parishioners from all walks of life to raise funds in order to reach out to the poor and needy. It has been made up of many dedicated individuals who have braved muddy and usually inaccessible roads to reach out to some of the poorest of the poor.

Visitation wants each of you to be part of this campaign this year. Reaching out to the poor is not a specialised job. Rather, it is the vocation of every Christian. Jesus invites you to lend a hand. Be involved in some way or other. Get involved in your BEC to raise funds, visit the poor, make a commitment to reach out to them throughout the year, get involve in our Flea Market (November 28 & 29), teach your youth and children to make sacrifices for the poor, support our team of fund-raisers by getting donors, etc.

There is always something to be done and someone needed for the job! Please contact Charles De Lima (IHD Chairman) at 012-6016981 or Mr. Jerome (PCC Chairman) at 012-3308071.

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