TABLES ARE AVAILABLE in the narthex and chapel forour summer mission project, collecting donations of SCHOOL SUPPLIES, SOCKS, & UNDERWEAR for our city’s elementary school children that are in need. This year, because of a new “sister school” arrangement in the school district, all three of our inner city elementary schools will benefit from this project. Harry Abate, Niagara Street, and Kalfas will distribute our donations directly to their students as their teachers and nurses identify a need. Over 75% of the families at these schools are living at or below the poverty level. We have been in contact with one of the principals, and she has assured us that there is a great need for these items. Thank you for remembering this project as you shop this summer!
JULY SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES have been designated to support NIAGARA HOSPICE, an accredited local agency that works to provide comfort, dignity, and improved quality of life for patients and families facing end-of-life situations. Physical care as well as spiritual and emotional support is provided by professionals in various settings, including private homes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospitals, as well as their own Hospice House facility. If you would like to support the work of Niagara Hospice, please use your July special mission envelope or donate to special missions online during July.
The 2021 FLOWER CHART still has open dates for the remainder of the year and is hanging in the narthex. Cost for a centerpiece is $45, or you can choose two vases at a cost of $56. If you sign up or already have signed up for a date, please find the altar flower order form outside either sanctuary entrance. Please complete the form and return to the church office no later than the Tuesday before your date.
The next AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE will be held at St John de LaSalle on 8/21/21. The drives will return to Grace for the months of October and December.