Pew Sheet 8th December 2019
SVP PARISH APPEAL
Advent is a time for Christians to prepare to celebrate the Nativity of Jesus Christ - but it is also a time to remember we continue to prepare for the second coming of Jesus Christ. Part of our preparation is to be living as Christians, which includes our response to his call to care for the poor.
In truth, we continue to find more families in Crawley needing the food you donate every week. It would be wonderful for us to be able to say: “Thank you; we have no more families in food poverty, no more need for donations.”
In reality, we will probably be here next year making another appeal for your help. The needs continue to grow and Jesus’ message remains the same: “Love one another as I have loved you.”
Inspired by St Vincent, we try to show love to all those in need without being judgemental. So we appeal to you today to please keep donating food; it makes a huge difference to people’s lives. If you are also able to contribute to the Second Collection today, we would be very grateful.
Saint Teresa of Calcutta said “God does not command that we do great things – only little things with great love.”
Therefore, it only remains to say thank you all very much for your consistent generosity. It is very necessary and much appreciated by those we support.