Supporting “Save the Children” for Halloween

Dear Parishioners,


I cannot believe that we are almost at the end of October already! The religious education year is well underway, the leaves are changing color, and thoughts are turning toward the holidays…yikes! That means that Hallowe’en is right around the corner. I don’t know about you, but once Halloween comes along, it seems to be a slippery slope to New Year’s Day.

Speaking of Hallowe’en, most of us remember that Fr. John loved that particular holiday and would open the rectory (complete with full sized candy bars) to all kinds of costumed revelers.

This year, we are choosing a different way of celebrating the day. In view of all the children who are suffering, whether here in the United States or around the world in such places as Yemen, Syria, Somalia, we have decided to take the money that would have been spent on the candy and decorations for Halloween and support the Save the Children organization, in Fr. John’s memory. This group protects, nurtures and educates children in rural parts of the U.S. as well as abroad, particularly in war-torn areas of the world. (We think Fr. John would applaud this move!)  However you celebrate this year, enjoy and be safe!


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