EXPERIENCE JESUS THROUGH LENTEN GIVING
Lent is the season to prepare for Easter through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. We pray to rise to a new life in union with Christ, a life of love. We fast to acquire mastery over our instincts and freedom of heart. It is the conversion of oneself to love God as the only thing that matters. And in that love we provide service to others through almsgiving of self by serving others. This Lent, we ask that you offer up prayers, not just for yourself, but for others; that you fast from avoiding doing what is right and just, good and loving; and be charitable to others by giving yourself in time, talent and treasure to others.
Each Lent St. Regis commits to helping a variety of charities through our Lenten Acts of Charity program. This program is very similar to the Advent Giving Tree Project. Tags will be available in the gathering space at all Masses on the weekends of February 20/21 and February 27/28. Please take a tag or two, then make a donation in the requested amount or purchase the items noted on the tag. Please signup for one or two items. All donations must be brought to church on the weekend of March 6/7. Volunteers will be on hand to assist you in dropping off your gifts. There will be runners to bring your donations from your car into the church so that you do not need to come into the church at all if you choose to practice safe distancing.
Check out Sign-up Genius to see what items you can contribute or where help is needed.
If you are interested in volunteering as a concierge, runner, and/or driver to deliver the gifts during the weeks of the Lenten drive, please go to the signup genius or contact Amy Orlando, email@example.com or 248-330-7583.
THIS YEAR, ST. REGIS IS HELPING THE FOLLOWING CHARITIES:
La Casa Amiga Community Center, established by Catholic Charities of Michigan, in Pontiac, provides a variety of services to our neighbors, from food services to job placements, from English classses to GED programs, from immigration help to translation services, and from tutoring to summer camps. Due to the pandemic shutdown, food requests have increased 20 times. This year we are providing items to the food pantry at La Casa Amiga.
Mother and Unborn Baby Care provides emotional and material support to assist women who are pregnant in choosing life through free ultrasound images, infant clothing, furniture, diapers and other necessary items for babies.
Ladies of Charity provides material goods to the needy in Oakland County through St. Vincent de Paul located at St. Hugo. This year we support them with linens and towels.
The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund has a home in Canton to house 8 homeless veterans where they can obtain medical care, legal aid, employment training, etc. To provide occupational training and therapeutic companionship, the veterans may elect to be a dog trainer from basic obedience to advanced service training. We are providing daily supplies for the dog which includes food, treats, and preventive items.
PLEASE MAKE ALL CHECK DONATIONS PAYABLE TO THE CHARITY OF YOUR CHOICE.