UPCOMING EVENTS TO PLACE ON YOUR CALENDAR

ADVENT PARISH PENANCE SERVICE is Monday, November 14th at 6:30PM  (PREP students in grades 3rd – 7th expected to attend).

The Lord’s Pantry “GIVING TREE” will be up in the Nathex the weekend following Thanksgiving. Due to pandemic restrictions, this year the Pantry will be gifting their families with GIFT CARDS instead of material gifts. Please take a Gift Tag from the Giving Tree and return it on or before November 14th.  GIFT CARDS may be purchased at the parish office.

OUR ANNUAL PREP CHRISTMAS SERVICE PROJECT, SAMARITAN’S PURSE “OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD”  has a different feel this year due to pandemic restrictions. But this will not deter our children from giving!  In lieu of the annual shopping, and all of us coming together to pack, wrap & ship individual shoeboxes…we will be making a MONETARY CONTRIBUTION instead. The children who receive our gift need our help. And by gosh, we ARE GOING TO HELP THEM! WE WILL BE SENDING THEM A CHECK!  Our minimum goal is to send $1,000.00!   Once again we turn to our parish family and ask, “If you are able, will you join us?” Every little bit helps to bring us closer to our goal — each of us who gives is giving these impoverished children a small piece of our heart. We are telling them you matter! We are telling them we Love You!                  To make a contribution – place a check or cash in either the monthly contribution envelope you received, or a plain envelope, write Operation Christmas Child on the front of the envelope & drop it in our Mass collection basket, at the parish office, or in the mail to the parish office.      Check’s payable to: St. John the Baptist PREP (on the note line write Operation Christmas Child).  Our deadline to mail our check is November 18th.

Knights of Columbus sponsored CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY is on Sunday, December 13th at the Regina Academy School – doors open at 10am.  More info to follow regarding pandemic guidelines.