Ways Your Generosity Can Touch Others

Beginning this weekend, our Angel Trees are standing in the Gathering Space and the north entrance of the Sanctuary. Each Angel on the tree represents one gift item in support of Kennedy High School’s Community Alliance Pantry Program, Estates of Bloomington Care Center, Cornerstone, a Respect Life program or Nativity of Mary’s own Outreach Assistance program. You are invited to take one or more Angel(s) and purchase the suggested items. Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic, many ministries are encouraging gift cards.  Return your UNWRAPPED GIFT(s) WITH THE ANGEL FOR INDENTIFICATION to the church before and after weekend Masses or the parish office during business hours.

 

**Please note the pink angels have an early due date!**

 

  • Angel Tree Gift Cards—Purchase through SCRIP
    Support the Angel Tree while keeping safe during the pandemic!  This year we have an order form you can pick up near the bulletins or PRINT OFF HERE to purchase your Angel Tree Gift Cards through SCRIP. This helps someone in need, and our school at the same time!  You do not need to take an angel off the tree to participate in this way.  Simply fill out the form and mail it to the school office with your check.  You can also return the form in person to the offertory drop box at the North Entrance.  When the cards are delivered to the school the SCRIP coordinators will bring the cards directly to the parish office, along with your order form, so that the ministry you select will benefit. This is a great way to participate even if you are not yet attending Mass at the parish!
     

  • (PURPLE) KENNEDY H.S. COMMUNITY ALLIANCE’S PANTRY     
    The Pantry at Kennedy High School is one of the programs run by the Kennedy Community Alliance. At Kennedy they are on the front lines triaging a variety of issues as a result of couch hopping and families doubling up because of homelessness, transient living, death of family members, loss of employment, illness and underemployment. The mission of the Kennedy Community Alliance is to eliminate financial barriers that impact student’s academic, extracurricular and social success that is vital to the overall quality and success of the children. The Pantry is stocked with everyday essentials that most of us take for granted. Everything from personal care items, clothes, school supplies and gift cards to be used for food. The Pantry gets stocked in the summer but in a matter of months the shelves are bare.  These types of items will restock the shelves: Deodorant (Boys & Girls), Body Wash (Boys & Girls), Lotion (Boys & Girls), Gift Cards—Cub, Walmart, Subway.

    All Kennedy Angels must be returned to Nativity by Sunday, December 13th.
     

  • (PINK) ESTATES OF BLOOMINGTON CARE CENTER
    Angel gifts will be used for the Gifts of Love program, providing residents with gifts for their Christmas party.

    All Estates of Bloomington Angels must be returned to Nativity by Sunday, December 6th.
     

  • (YELLOW) CORNERSTONE
    Cornerstone helps women and their children in the southwest suburbs escape physical abuse, rebuild shattered lives and increase self-esteem. This ministry has adapted due to COVID-19 and is seeking warm winter wear, as well as gift cards for the families they serve to be able to get needed supplies as well as Christmas gifts for each other. Cornerstone cannot accept any gifts with violent themes such as toy weapons or action figures, so please keep that in mind if selecting an item with a pattern or popular character print. Thank you!

    All Cornerstone Angels must be returned to Nativity by Sunday, December 13th.
     

  • (GREEN) RESPECT LIFE
    Angel gifts will be used to stock the Tandem Pregnancy & Family Resource Center. This program provides basic supplies to mothers-to-be.

    All Respect Life Angels must be returned to Nativity by Sunday, December 13th.
     

  • (BLUE) OUTREACH
    Angel gifts will be used in our own Nativity of Mary Outreach Assistance program, and uses gift card donations to assist local families in need.

    All Outreach Angels must be returned to Nativity by Sunday, December 13th.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

 

 

 

Special Notes

· If you would like to make a cash donation, please contact the Parish Office at (952)881-8671

· Thank you for helping make someone’s Christmas a little more special! Helping those in need in our community is a wonderful way of sharing the love of Christ this Christmas!

 

 

Make a difference in people’s lives during this blessed holiday time

As the Christmas season approaches, there are different ways your generosity can touch the lives of others in our community and beyond. This flyer will give you information about programs and ideas available for individuals, families and organizations to reach out and make a difference in people’s lives during this blessed holiday time.

 

 

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