My Dear Parishioners,
Thank you for your generous support for our Manna Food Drive. We collected a tremendous amount of food. As of the time I am writing this column I do not know exactly how much food was collected but I can say that it was significant. Thank you also to our “Food Collection volunteers.” Every month they transport our bags of food to help feed those in our area. If anyone is able to help in transporting the food, please contact me, I am sure they could use the help. Our food is taken to one of the Archdiocesan approved distribution sites. The site is managed by the Coordinating Council of Health and Welfare, Inc. The “Coordinating Council” is a group of volunteers whose purpose is to give emergency help to needy families, in the area of Bucks and Montgomery Counties, surrounding Warminster. This aid includes food, help with prescriptions, and other special needs. The Council is supported by donations from area churches, service organizations, businesses, and individuals. If you or someone you know in our area are in need of this assistance, you can go to the Food Cupboard at 75 Downey Drive in Warminster on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
I was also asked to remind you that donations are available for anyone in need regardless of whether it’s temporary (1 or 2 months) or a longer period. Those receiving the food are as anonymous as the donors. They do not have to provide ID or proof of income/residence. To schedule a food pickup simply call 215-672-9422, Monday, Wednesday, or Friday between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Anyone calling to schedule a food pickup is asked for a name, a phone number (to verify a pickup or for clarification about the date/time), and an address which gives them an estimation of the distance they’re traveling/how long it takes to drive if they’re delayed. Anyone can pick up the food, just give the name of the person who requested it. For more information please visit: www.warminsterfoodbank.org.
Eucharistic Revival – Join Us!
Scandal, division, disease, doubt. The Church has withstood each of these throughout our very human history. But today we confront all of them, all at once. Our response in this moment is pivotal. In the midst of these roaring waves, Jesus is present, reminding us that he is more powerful than the storm. He desires to heal, renew, and unify the Church and the world. How will he do it? By uniting us once again around the source and summit of our faith—the Holy Eucharist. The National Eucharistic Revival is the joyful, expectant, grassroots response of the entire Catholic Church in the U.S. to this divine invitation. Stay up to date on our local celebration of the Eucharistic Revival at phillyeucharisticrevival.org.
SAVE THE DATE!
2023 Eucharistic Congress:
The Gift of Finest Wheat: This is My Body Given Up for You
National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa 654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA
Saturday, September 30, 2023 – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Meals will not be served, please bring your own lunch)
Schedule & Features
- Holy Mass at 9:00 AM celebrated by Archbishop Pérez begins the day.
- Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament at 4:00 PM concludes the day.
- There will be talks on the Mystery of the Eucharist by compelling speakers.
- Tracks available:
- Adult English Track
- Adult Spanish Track
- Adult Track in American Sign Language
- College Track (college students)
- Teen Track (ages 13-17)
- Children’s Track (ages 6-12)
- There will be opportunities for Adoration, Confession and other Devotions.
Register at https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=RcKTzn
God Bless you,