In today’s Gospel, as Jesus gives sight to the blind man. Through grace we are also transformed from not seeing to seeing and then Jesus sends us to help others see and to believe.
It is the man born blind—but who can now see—that is “sent” to bear the good news. As beggar and sinner the man is not worth of the miracle. But Jesus came precisely to save sinners! In our baptism and confirmation we are anointed. Like the man born blind in the gospel, we are transformed from not seeing (sinner) to seeing; from darkness to children of light. We are light. And also like the man born blind, we are sent to help others see and come to believe. (Living Liturgy, p.76)
Weekly Status of Giving:
For the week up to March 15, 2017, through your gifts, Holy Redeemer SVDP Conference has brought the love and care of Jesus to the poor by assisting 14 families with food worth $1,095 and 2 families with rent/utility bills totaling $651. 1,493 pounds of in-kind food donations were collected through the generosity of Parishioners and Friends, and 42 volunteer hours were worked including 16 care center visits.
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 room during these hours of operation to be given emergency food. All requests are treated confidentially.