APRIL 30, 2017, THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
In this Sunday’s Gospel, as we hear the story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus, we also come to know that our daily reaching out to our neighbor is our daily walk with the risen Christ; we recognize him in others.
The disciples had given up hope, they were confused and downcast. But they still had a spark within them and their hearts burned as they once again heard the Scriptures. But they could not see, could not understand. It was only their hospitality, “Stay with us”, in the spaciousness of their reaching out to the Stranger and offering what they could give that their eyes were opened. (Living Liturgy, p.126)
Weekly Status of Giving:
For the week up to April 19. 2017, through your gifts, Holy Redeemer SVDP Conference has brought the love and care of Jesus to the poor by assisting 16 families with food worth $1,310 and 1 family with rent/utility bills totaling $125. 217 pounds of in-kind food donations were collected through the generosity of Parishioners and Friends, and 27 volunteer hours were worked including 9 care center visits.
New HR SVDP Food Room Format
On April 21st, we began a new Shopping Style format for our food room. This is an effort we have been working on for a year. We hope to see larger numbers of people coming to us for food in the future. The real advantage to this kind of program is the client will be able to select the food they prefer to eat. This should be a win, win for all.
Need Emergency Food Assistance?
HR’s SVDP Food Room (back side of church, basement level) is open every Wednesday and Saturday, 2:30 – 4:00 PM. Anyone in need of emergency food is encouraged to go to the food pantry during these hours of operation to shop for emergency food. All requests are treated confidentially.