ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS IS THE TIME FOR GIVING….not just of presents to our families and friends but also of ourselves, for giving of our time and sharing with those less fortunate than ourselves. An amazing benefit of giving is that it releases us from the real burden of our own financial needs. As we learn to trust God through giving, we can live confidently on
what is left because we know that God is taking care of that.
Here are some ways you can contribute this year.
DONATING TO ST VINCENT DE PAUL Christmas Appeal envelopes are available in the foyer.
PARISH CHRISTMAS GIVING – Karinya House (an aboriginal word meaning ‘peaceful home’) is a community based, not for profit organisation servicing the ACT and surrounding regions. The service operates on a twenty-four hour, seven days a week basis. It is the only residential and outreach service specifically for pregnant and parenting women in the region. The service includes:
— supported accommodation, transitional housing and an outreach service for pregnant women at any time before the birth of their baby and for up to three months after their baby is born
— Casework support incorporating counselling, referral and information for clients in matters relating to childbirth, parenting, health and welfare services, including housing needs.