Advent Collections

Who do we serve?

The poor and needy in Baltimore City through our partners: Happy Helpers for the Homeless, Our Daily Bread, The Franciscan Center, and the parish outreaches at St. Gregory, St. Veronica, and Corpus Christi Catholic Churches.

What do we do?

PLAN FOR ADVENT 2020: DUE TO COVID-19 OUR PLAN IS DIFFERENT THIS YEAR. WE WILL NOT BE COLLECTING STUFFED ANIMALS. SEE UPCOMING DATES AND EVENTS FOR THIS YEAR'S PLAN.

PLEASE NOTE: since these are Christmas gifts, we only accept new items for this collection; used items can be donated in the St. Vincent de Paul donation box outside the Parish Center.

How can I get involved?

Contact Barbara Rieve: blrieve@yahoo.com or look for specific details on the program in the bulletin in early November and on Resurrection Connections.

Upcoming dates and events:

  • NOVEMBER 28/29: MEN'S NEW HATS AND GLOVES

  • DECEMBER 5/6: MEN'S NEW SHIRTS/SWEATERS (L, XL, XXL preferred.)

  • DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS: Vehicles will be in the main parking lot at Resurrection:

    • Saturdays, Nov 28 and Dec 5 from 10 -11:30 am

    • Before and after every mass Nov 28/29 and Dec 5/6

When do we do it?

Relevant links

Late November through mid December.

Where do we serve?

All outreach activities occur at Resurrection.

Ministry History 

The Advent Collections developed as an ancillary program to “Adopt-A-Family,” to provide an option for people who did not have the time or resources to adopt a family during the holidays. Now that the "Adopt a Family" program has changed to provide mostly gift cards, the Advent Collections are another way that parish families can shop together to buy items like stuffed animals and blankets for children in need.

Photos and appreciation

 

Representatives from the Franciscan Center talk with Fr. John about the hundreds of warm shirts and sweaters for the clients of the Center.