reachThis year the R.E.A.C.H youth group will be organizing the Operation Christmas Child Drive.

Packing gift-filled shoe boxes is a hands-on mission project and a great way to bring people together. Operation Christmas Child provides an opportunity to study other cultures and current events while responding to suffering with the love of Jesus Christ.
There are no more shoeboxes available to be handed out. If you are still interested you can use a shoebox from home or you can bring your items in a bag and R.E.A.C.H. will provided a shoebox for you. Each box has a brochure inside which explains the program and gives instructions for filling a shoe box. [You can also download the brochure] You are also asked to include a $7.00 donation for shipping costs. Please read everything carefully and follow the instructions. You will need to choose the gender of the child you are filling the box for and an age group, 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. If would like to help but do not want to fill a shoebox please take an envelope from the table and return it with a donation of your choice to the collection basket. (Make checks out to Samaritans Purse)
Deadline for all returns is November 13th. Shoeboxes go to the gateway Church for packing, then by truck to the regional collection center for distribution.
If there are no more shoeboxes available at church you can use a shoebox you have at home. The box and the cover must be wrapped separately so the box can be opened easily.
Please remember:

  • Return your filled shoebox to church or the rectory no later than NOV 13TH
  • Tape a label indicating boy or girl and age group, 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14.
  • Include $7 for shipping (cash or checks made out to Samaritans Purse)
  • Secure box with a rubber band
  • Boxes from home need to have top and bottom wrapped separately

Pray for the child who will be receiving your box.

Mass Schedule

Weekend Masses
Saturday Vigil, 4:00 PM;
Sunday, 8:30 & 10:30 AM
Daily Mass
Monday-Thursday; 8:00 AM Rectory Chapel

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday: 3:00-3:30 PM Church