In our world today, those who have little to nothing find themselves ignored by those who have their every need met. Our parish is working to be a blessing to those who are homeless and in greatest need in our community. We do this with the support of our national church, but very little local support.
In our readings this coming Sunday, we are reminded that God hears the cry of the poor and orphan. God hears their cry for mercy and justice and will act on their behalf. Like the reading from Amos a few weeks ago, we are warned that by ignoring the cries of those in need, we will be judged by God.
Starting this Sunday, we will start offering Blessing Bags in front of the parish for those who need it most. No questions asked. No strings attached. If you need something, you can take it. If you don’t, take a bag anyway and pass it to someone who does need it.
We are kicking our Blessing Bag program into high gear. In the next few weeks we will begin to offer times that the public can come and get Blessing Bags to pass out. You do not need to be a member of our parish to come and get bags to share. It is not important if you attend our church, a different church or no church at all. What is most important is that we have those around us who need it most.
If you would like to help with our program, you can visit the link below to donate money or to purchase supplies and have them sent to us. Either way, we will continue to help our family and friends who find themselves without.
I don’t want to stand before God and have to answer the question, “Why did you not answer the cry of the needy and orphan?” Do you?
If you want to help, you can donate via https://paypal.me/saintfrancis or visit our Amazon Wishlist at https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3RH2DTASDCBWI.