We are committed to such projects as our Back Pack Appeal, Kindness Counts Toy Drive, Share a Meal, Fall Blanket Brigade and Service Saturday.
Our Next Outreach Events:
Saturday, August 18, 2018
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OUR NEXT SERVICE SATURDAY ...
Care Share Dare
"It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters." Mother Teresa
Galatians 6:2 tells us to “bear one another’s burdens. When Sadness Strikes or a new member arrives- a family is there - and that is the goal of the Neighbourhood Ministry. We seek to be a network of names of parishioners that would be willing to provide a kind card, a warm dish, a helping handy hand, a friendly voice, a compassionate ear to welcome (or comfort) a fellow member of our Family of Faith. Sign up
Thank you to all who have signed up - a total of 82 people. Our Neighbourhood Ministry has been called into action many times since its founding in the Fall 2011. It has responded to families who had sudden tragic losses. We have helped a number of seniors who just needed a little time or a ride, and are currently putting together a list of individuals who can lend a hand with a special "clean-up project" in the community. Keep ready - your turn is coming soon!
Care Share Dare
Thank you to so many who have helped!
Our Neighbourhood Ministry sponsors three outreach activities each year :
Kindness Counts - Toy Drive
St Mary of the Visitation Parish partners with our parish schools and Family and Children Services to reach over 160 students in Hespeler to ensure they have something "under the tree" at Christmas.
Generous donation of toys, games, puzzles and children items, in addition to several donations made by several corporate donors who have given clothing, items for teens, sporting equipment provide an emotionally impacting realization that they are loved and have not been forgotten.
St Mary of the
Visitation Parish partners with our parish schools and Family and Children
Services to reach over 100 students in
Hespeler so they will be Ready
Day One. We collect "Back Packs" and fill them
with school supplies to ensure a fresh and fair start for all.
St Mary of the Visitation Parish partners with our parish schools and Family and Children Services to reach over 100 students in Hespeler so they will be Ready Day One. We collect "Back Packs" and fill them with school supplies to ensure a fresh and fair start for all.
THE BLANKET BRIGADE
Each October our parish lends a hand by hosting our annual Blanket Brigade where we collected new, or gently used Blankets which are then donated to the Out of the Cold "Bridges Shelter", Cambridge which aids the homeless in our area. Since its inception in 2007, we have collected well over 1000 blankets.
We also partnered with a local distribution company to provide over 11,000 mitts and over 3000 toques to Out of the Cold "Bridges Shelter", Cambridge, Good Shepherd Centres, Hamilton and our own Neighbourhood Ministry use for local families in need.