NATIONAL FRIENDS OF THE POOR® WALK
Saturday, September 28th @ 9:00 am – 10:00, Saint Patrick Parish
Help support the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at Saint Patrick Parish!
Join us for a one-mile walk up and down Main Street in Stoneham to support the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The cost to register as a walker is $10 and all proceeds will go directly to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at Saint Patrick Parish.
The “Walk” route is from the big parking lot behind Saint Patrick Church to the South School parking lot and back!
The St. Vincent de Paul Society provides food and other emergency assistance to local residents. The people they help are your neighbors & friends. Just think – when the winter storms begin to blow, there will be children right here in Stoneham who will have a good meal or heat in their homes as a direct result of your efforts.
Each year our Walk raises thousands of dollars for the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. We hope this year will be another great success!
Religious Education students who sign up for the walk will earn 1 hour of service time for registering and an additional hour for every supporting sponsor ($10) they recruit.
All students are welcome to join us! Children in grades 1-4 must be accompanied by an adult. Older children may walk with the group, but must turn in a signed permission form before the walk in order to participate.
The walk will begin with a gathering in Our Lady of Providence Hall. Bring your registration form and donation sealed together in an envelope and drop it in one of the baskets by the door.
Walker & Sponsor Form: Please download this form and return it with your donations before the walk.
Walk Signs (pdf, 11 x 17):
James Martin, S.J. author of “My Life with the Saints,” introduces you to his favorite saints in a new DVD “Who Cares about the Saints?” released by Loyola Productions. Fr. Martin’s lively commentary along with dramatic photos and artwork brings to life the lives of Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, Joan of Arc, Francis of Assisi, Mother Teresa, Ignatius Loyola, Bernadette Soubirous, Pope John XXIII, Therese of Liseux, Joseph, Peter, and Mary, Mother of Jesus.
Enjoy an extended preview of the DVD below:
A Big Thanks!
We are so grateful to all our religious education students and parents who donated so many tasty treats to our bake sale and volunteered to help set-up or sell items after Mass last Sunday. It was a beautiful thing to see 🙂
Our bake sale was a huge success! We raised $551.87 for the interfaith Community Dinner program hosted at the First Congregational Church in Stoneham. It’s so good to support people who are our friends and neighbors, especially the elderly on fixed incomes who regularly attend the dinners.
Save the Date!
Our next scheduled service opportunity, the Souper Bowl of Caring will take place during all Masses on Super Bowl weekend, January 31st and February 1st