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May Mission Collection

Have Old Shoes? This month, the Mission Committee invites everyone to donate old shoes that are still in good condition in support of Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Worcester. Each year, IHN partners with an organization that re-sells and re-uses old shoes This shoe drive helps raise funds to cover the IHN's operating budget. Starting on May 14/15 and until the end of the month, we will have a drop off box in the Narthex so that people from St. Francis can deposit shoes. For more information, please contact Esteban Loustaunau (eloustaunau@assumption.edu).

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HOPE FOR HOUSING GIFT CARDS

We regret to announce that the weekend of May 28 and May 29 will be the final weekend of Hope for Housing card sales until September. Due to technical problems at Central Mass Housing Alliance, they are currently unable to provide us with cards and it is uncertain when they will be able to resume. Our inventories are running low, so as a result we will sell what we have but we may not be able to accommodate all requests. We thank those people that have participated for your support for the Hope for Housing program.

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE MISSION COMMITTEE:

Have Old Shoes? This month, the Mission Committee invites everyone to donate old shoes that are still in good condition in support of Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Worcester. Each year, IHN partners with an organization that re-sells and re-uses old shoes. This shoe drive helps raise funds to cover the IHN’s operating budget. Starting on May 14/15 and until the end of the month, we will have a drop off box in the Narthex so that people from St. Francis can deposit shoes. For more information, contact Esteban Loustaunau (eloustaunau@assumption.edu.)

SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR HAITI. Please help support Cassandra Clemente’s summer school teaching project in Haiti. Cassandra plans to run a six-week summer school for children in Haiti through the organization “Tree of Hope Haiti.” A list of school supplies needed is available on the Mission Commission Table. Please sign up for a specific item and bring it to church before June 5th. Also, make sure to take a look at Cassandra’s project display!

MILITARY PACKAGE DRIVE June 18th – 19th.  Please drop your donations off at the mission table in the corner of the Narthex.  Donations of any of the following items are greatly appreciated. Packages are put together and sent out throughout the year to the men and women on our Military Prayer list. It is important for all items to be in original packaging, including any safety seals. Food items need to be checked for expiration dates, if applicable. 

Non-Food Items:

Toothpaste Toothbrushes Dental floss Lip balm with sunscreen Hand sanitizer Small jars of Vaseline Individual size tissues Pens Note cards/envelopes Decks of playing cards Small rolls of duct tape – gray, black or camo color

Food Items: Granola/protein bars (solid – no filling or frosting) Hard candy Red licorice Beef Jerky Dry soup Dried fruit Peanut butter – small jars Canned nut

BECOME AN ORGANIC FARM SHAREHOLDER IN THE 2016 MANY HANDS ORGANIC FARM CSA

Pick up your weekly organic produce for 22 weeks from June to November

Large Share: $650 or Medium Share: $425

Pickup Locations: Barre (at the farm on Monday, Wednesday or Friday)

Worcester (at Living Earth on Monday)

Holden (Wednesday at St. Francis Church, Friday at town center home) extra one-time delivery charge to Worcester or Holden: $33

For more information pick up a flyer on the table in the narthex or contact Many Hands Organic Farm, 411 Sheldon Rd., Barre, 978-355-2853, farm@mhof.net

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Children

Church School (September to June) Pre-K (age 3 by Sept 1) through grade 5 Sundays at 9:45 a.m.

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Youth

September to June Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Clare House

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Adults

Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.