Giving Tree

There  will be a tree at the main church entrance decorated with paper ornaments during Advent. 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. 14 and 15, 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): Warm hat & gloves; white socks; hand warmer packs

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

(Stockings): Adults ... Art supplies, kitchen items, utensils, baking items, dish towels, etc.

(Stockings): Teens ... Art supplies, card games, little Lego sets, cosmetic sets (Ask a teen you know for other gift ideas.

Family requests (Sleigh): Each child in the family has a tag with gift ideas.

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. 15. All ages are welcome to help. Bring the whole family and get in the Christmas spirit!