+ Read Dc. Tom’s Blog post – of Pope Francis, Thomas Merton and stew.
+ Amazing Graces needs your “Amazing Compassion”: During the pandemic, the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry has faced challenges in meeting food distribution requirements. One of the challenges has been the need to use only new/unused bags that can carry multiple canned items. Plastic, as you know, is now banned. Pam has had to purchase durable grocery bags (such as the Wegmans’ bags we use at Thanksgiving) with the monies meant for food. While this pandemic continues, as a parish, the STVBS Women’s Club Ministry is requesting donations of new/unused bags from Wegmans, Weis or any other store that sells that durable kind of bag. You can place your donations in the Amazing Grace’s bin throughout February. Once the pandemic is over, people coming to the pantry can bring those donated bags to be filled but, for now, only new/unused can be packed with pantry food. As always, we thank you, our amazing compassionate parishioners.
+ Lenten video series signups still welcome: Join us for a Lenten Young Adult & Adult Evangelization Series: “The Search.” The series will be held on Tuesdays through March 23 via Zoom at 6:30 p.m.
The world is changing, and more than likely you have a nagging feeling—a yearning—to understand your place in the cosmos. You Wonder, You Question, You Explore. The Search is an innovative video series that tackles the key questions of every human heart. This series features seven beautifully filmed episodes hosted by Chris Stefanick and featuring other experts from multiple fields of science, medicine, psychology, art and religion. They examine our place in the larger story of existence. Whether you’re a practiced inquirer or a jaded skeptic, The Search will speak to you. You may be reassured by some parts, and challenged by others. Either way, you’ll find a lot here to think about. And when all is said and done, life’s questions demand to be answered. To register, email: email@example.com.