A Good End to 2020

I’m certain that everyone in the world is ready to say “goodbye” to 2020, but this pandemic has not stopped SS. Peter and Paul parishioners from continuing to do the Lord’s work.

The local St. Vincent de Paul Society, who ordinarily would feed approximately 125 people daily, are now feeding almost 425 people daily.

Purchasing the needed carryout supplies has necessitated a cut back in other areas. St. Vincent de Paul Society expressed a need for cookies or other desserts. SS. Peter and Paul parishioners took on this project as their almsgiving for the Philip’s Fast. They have given and continue to give thousands of cookies to help “feed the hungry.”

The parish celebration for the Feast of St. Nicholas brought about another change of events. The dinner had to be carry-out only. Our ladies did a superb job packaging the catered foods along with the homemade desserts and other amenities.

They even included a “bag of gold coins” on each carryout in honor of St. Nicholas.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our ECF students received a visit and a gift bag from St. Nicholas’ helper. No one was surprised by this turn of events…and the children were happy with the gift bag that St. Nicholas sent.

As part of their last class before Christmas, the ECF students viewed the Nativity Story as written in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.

Last but not least, parishioners (who are also members St. Benedict’s Auxiliary) along with volunteers, baked and assembled these beautiful trays of delicious, homemade cookies. The cookies make wonderful gifts, and delicious eating for a Christmas celebration.