Reaching Out Community Services presented its 12th annual Operation Christmas Smiles Spectacular Events Dec. 16 at St. Mary, Mother of Jesus Church, Bensonhurst. It is one of many parish and community groups helped at Christmas by The Tablet’s Bright Christmas Campaign.
As the last-minute push toward Christmas dwindles down to a precious few days, we’re trying to get our Bright Christmas checks out to the parishes and agencies that help the needy of Brooklyn and Queens at Christmas.
The readings from the Second Sunday in Advent urged Christians to do something concrete to prepare for the coming of the Lord at Christmas.
So many of our neighbors are living on the edge, from paycheck to paycheck, if there is one. We would never think it unless we heard these stories from the helpers on the frontlines. They are the people that your donation to Bright Christmas helps.
The preparation time of Advent is a time of longing and expectation. It is a time when we should give ourselves a little extra time for prayer and meditation. Those times may be the fitful times when we wait in different circumstances, times when we would rather not wait.
Last week, I invited those parishes and diocesan agencies that need help this Christmas to apply here for a Bright Christmas grant. For more than 50 years, The Tablet’s readers have been donating to our Bright Christmas Campaign that assures that no child goes without a gift this Christmas.
Now is the time for parishes and diocesan organizations to apply for assistance from The Tablet’s Bright Christmas Campaign.
Dear Editor: Greetings from Trinity Human Services Corporation (THSC)! On behalf of our Executive Director, Father Pedro De Oliveira, O.F.M. Conv., and the staff and volunteers at THSC, I would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for the Bright Christmas donation. Your grant helped us provide Christmas gifts for many children in our neighborhood. You […]
Dear Editor: On behalf of our parish St. Francis of Assisi-St. Blaise Religious Education Program, we want to express our appreciation to The Tablet’s Bright Christmas Campaign’s generosity in support of our annual Christmas party for the past four years. Your commitment was incredibly helpful and allowed us to have fun and a beautiful family party.
Dear Editor: My thanks to you and The Tablet for the Bright Christmas donation. This support is part of our effort to provide toys and food to over 2,000 families.