Giving Tree

There is a tree at the main church entrance decorated with paper ornaments. The different shapes are for various ages and organizations receiving gifts to share with their clients.

Please pick an ornament while you’re at church during Advent and buy a $15-$30 gift. We are asking for new items for these men and women. They are grateful for used donations throughout the year, but we’d like them to have something new at Christmas.

On the weekend of Dec. 15 and 16, we invite you to bring your unwrapped gift to church when you come to Mass and place them under the tree.  Be sure to attach the ornament to the gift. If you have more than one item for an ornament, secure them with a ribbon.

River Valley Pregnancy Center (Gingerbread boy): clothes size infant to 6X, toys for ages newborn to 5, crib sheets

Men’s Shelter (Round ornament): tags will have specific items

Sacred Heart Mission Pembroke (Bell): babies to age 3 toys, clothes, blankets, books, pajamas; (Tree): children 3-8 years toys, clothes, hats, mittens, books, pajamas; (Snowman): children 8-12  toys, clothes, hats, mittens, books, board games, pajamas; (Star): Teens Hoodie sweatshirts, hats, gloves, pajamas; (Present): Adults and seniors  robes, gas or grocery gift cards, ***we suggest getting Manna from the parish***, puzzle books (large print), hats and gloves, sweaters. 

Harbor House: (Stocking) They need gifts for teens. Card games, I-Tunes cards, internet gift cards for games, gift cards for activities like movie theaters, bowling or other. Ask a teen you know for ideas.

Parish requests (Sleigh) The specific requests are on ornament.

Thanks for participating. It will make such a difference. For details, please call Pat Knittel at 708-692-7472.

And, all are welcome to help sort after 11 a.m. Mass Dec. 16