Our mission is to love and serve those in our community and around the world.
The focus of the Missions ministry is reaching out to others in the community and the world who are in need.
It might be as simple as sending a note of encouragement as part of our Be A Blessing Ministry, or, it can be as involved as assisting those in need in our Unsheltered Ministry.
If you have a heart to serve others in the world, this is the ministry for you.
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’
BLESS THE BLESSING BAGS EVENT
Thank you to everyone who stayed after Mass on Sunday, February 21 to fill the Blessing Bags! With the help of the volunteers, and the tremendous amount of donations provided, we filled 67 Blessing Bags! All of the bags were prayed over and then blessed with Holy Water so they may be a blessing to the unsheltered community here in the Hudson Valley.
READY FOR PICKUP
Please take a blessing bag (or two or three!) after Mass on Sunday. The bags are on a table outside the Fellowship Hall, and are labeled Male/Female/General.
When you see a person in need, please bless them by giving them the whole bag. The bag is filled with miscellaneous items and necessities. Please encourage them to come to the church for more if they need them.
STILL ACCEPTING DONATIONS
This is an on-going ministry.
We are still taking donations for the blessing bags so we can continue to bless the unsheltered community.
What is a Blessing Bag? What do we do with them?
Blessing Bags are simple ziplock bags that contain items for people who are unsheltered. The items are typical items that are used on a day-to-day basis (socks, deoderant, toothbrushes, etc.). People from the church are encouraged to keep a few blessing bags in their car or home to distribute to unsheltered people who they may come across in their day-to-day lives.
What goes in a Blessing Bag?
Blessing bags may contain general hygiene items, dry socks, and easy-to-open non-perishable snacks that do not need to be cooked or prepared.
How can I help?
You may donate new and unused items to the church to be included in the blessing bags.
You may come to the Bless the Blessing Bag event on Sunday, February 21 to help pack the blessing bags.
You may take a few blessing bags for your car or home to have for people in need just in case the time comes.
What do you have and what do you still need more of?
The church has gathered a lot of items, but we still need more!
We are still in need of Gallon-Size Ziplock Bags, Socks and a few other items.
We have PLENTY of individually wrapped forks/spoons/napkins.
We have received a lot of toothbrushes, but could still use more general hygiene products.
Non-perishable snacks are always important. (Poptarts, granola bars, etc.)
Can I donate food?
Food that is non-perishable, individually packaged, and easy to open will be included in the Blessing Bags (as long as they fit in the bag).
Food that needs to be cooked (pastas, canned vegetables, etc.) will be donated to a local food pantry.
Can I donate clothing?
Due to COVID-19, we are unable to accept used clothing items.
Hats, Gloves, Scarves, Socks:
These are items that will be included in the Blessing Bags if they are new and unused with the original tags.
What if I need more than 1 Blessing Bag?
We encourage you to take what you need!
If you need more, then take more.
The Blessing Bags are meant to be exactly that… a Blessing!
I have some ideas on some other ways to help. What do I do? Who do I contact?
That’s wonderful! We would love to hear from you, and we always appreciate new ideas!
Contact Robert Kavanagh today!
Send a Text Message to 845-807-2691
IDEAS FOR BLESSING BAG DONATIONS
PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS
Individually Wrapped Face Masks
Hair Brush / Comb
Feminine Hygiene Products
TRAVEL-SIZE FIRST AID ITEMS
Travel-Size First Aid Kits
Socks – New
Gloves – New
Hats – New
Scarves – New
Due to COVID-19, all items to be worn must be new with original tags.
Pre-Made Microwavable Soups with Easy-Open Lids
JUMBO-Size Ziplock Bags
The Gallon-Size was too small to fit everything we want to add.
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’Acts 20:35 Blessing Bags for the Unsheltered The church will be putting...