"The Giving Tree" // 2017


The Helping Hands for the Poor ministry at St. Peter’s Parish is sponsoring “The Giving Tree.” This is an opportunity for the entire St. Peter’s Parish Family to help by sharing their gifts from God with others.

Barren Branches, decorated with tags, has been set up in the Church. The tags reflect a gift request of a clothing or toy item. Each tag includes the age, gender and size where applicable.

We ask parishioners to please select as many tags as they would like. Purchase the item on the tag, wrap it and place it, with the tag attached, under the tree no later than December 17th. This will enable us to complete our preparations for an efficient distribution of the gifts.

These “Barren Branches” will also serve as our Jesse Tree. As the tags are removed, Jesse Tree ornaments will replace them.

For those who prefer the practice of recent years, we will continue to forward woolen items to the needy. Unwrapped woolen items may be placed in the containers near each tree. We hope all our parishioners will take part in the Christmas “sharing our gifts” with others. Thank you for your continued generosity.

Mary Bonneville