WE ARE CALLED
APRIL STUDENT MINISTRY
Let us be bread, blest by the Lord,
Broken and shared, life for the world.
Let us be wine, lovingly poured,
Let us be one in the Lord.
I am the bread of life, given for all,
Take now and hunger no more.
A very special thank you came from the Bread for Life (that no one may go hungry) Volunteer Organization of Southington, thanking our Student Ministry for their most generous donation of $284.00 raised through a Dress Down Day. “The hungriest in our midst may not know where their next meal is coming from, but we do. It is from the kindness and generosity of good people like you.”
Thank you all for your participation in this most worthy way of being God’s hands on the earth! Of course, with our donation also go all of our prayers for families who do not have enough food to put on the table. May we always keep them in our prayers, and may the new growing season which comes with Spring, be a plentiful one that will fill many plates.
As we look towards May, and the gift of new life that Easter brings, our Student Ministry will support new life as we fill baby bottles with our coins for Carolyn’s Place in Waterbury, a home for women who are going to have a baby and are in need of items for their new babies.
Our students will work for this money doing chores at home or giving up a part of their allowance to help fill the baby bottles which will be placed on each Faith Table in each classroom. We should be giving of ourselves as we help to take care of others and continue to pray for the miracle of all new life that only God can create!
We will begin this collection the week of April 22nd and it will continue through May 10th so that it can be given to Carolyn’s Place the weekend of Mothers’ Day.
On the weekend of Mothers’ Day, we will also be helping to raise money for Birthright of Greater Meriden, Inc., by selling roses after every Mass. Our students will volunteer to do this following the Saturday 4:30 PM Mass on May 11th, and the Sunday Masses of 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, and 11:00 AM on Sunday, May 12th.
As stated by the Director of Birthright, “With the loyal participation of your Church and school, Birthright is able to continue to help pregnant women to choose life for their babies. Thank you in advance from Birthright for your continued participation that helps support the needs of many young women, their pre-born children, and their families.”
God calls us to uphold the dignity of all life and justice for all with our prayers and helping hands. As we work for Carolyn’s Place and Birthright, we are doing just that…..putting our faith into action! We are sharing all that God has given us with our brothers and sisters, and in doing so, we receive with them the love and the joy of life that only God can give!
Take my hands, I give them to you, Lord.
Prepare them for the service of your name.
Open them to human need and by their love
They’ll sow your seed so all may know
The love and hope you gave.
Take my hands, take my hands, O Lord.
May God bless you for your caring, and may you be blest by all God’s gifts of creation that surround us and the gift of life He has given to everyone of us during this beautiful Easter Season.
Mrs. Judith Rowinski