Lent is a call not just to “give up something” but more important to “give something for the poor.” Wherever you live in the parish, there are poor families within walking distance of your home. When in need, they ring the rectory bell. They are, in effect, ringing your doorbell. Your gift to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul gives the blessing of Jesus to those who are poor, hungry and weeping. St. Vincent de Paul wants to thank you for your generosity, in our last request for assistance you donated $1,265.00. This will be a great help in our commitment to the poor in our community. Thank you.