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Monday, March 24, 2014

This Week!

Thanks be to God for Don Burt, Lauren Cotner and their pastor, Fr. Paul at St. Lawrence Martyr Church in Redondo Beach, CA for a BIG heartfelt "Water Bottle & Snack Sunday" donation drive special for the Servants of the Father of Mercy homeless family (75,000) in So Cal.  Beginning on Saturday at 5pm and through all the Masses on Sunday to the last one at 5pm, church goers generously responded with 3,500 bottles of water and 100s of snacks of cookies, chips, applesauce, pudding, fruit cups, tuna cans, cracker variety packs and more.

The donations have been stored up at the Servants of the Father of Mercy new Ventura, CA warehouse location and will be combined into 1,000s of grocery-bag snack sacks and delivered in coming months to the homeless in the region by Linda McWilliams and Mark Burke in Orange County, Catherine Delgado and Angelique Gabrielle Perez in Ventura County and Bro. Gary Joseph and a special team going under the bridges to seek out remote homeless living in downtown Los Angeles.

May God bless Maggie Cervantes, a senior on the team for helping by getting up at 3am, driving to the beach, greeting parishioners and arriving home at 7pm!  Blessings to Pam & Joel Fischer for pickup and delivery at the Saturday Mass as well as Arnold, David & Maria Gonzales doing the same for all the Sunday Masses.

This week at the Servants of the Father of Mercy - can you help out?

1.  There is a need to raise $380 by Wednesday to pay off an emergency brake pad replacement paid for by a post-dated check for this Wednesday that was issued on Saturday to the mechanic.

2.  Thursday - Hawaiian Barbecue Fundraiser 10a to 2p.

3.  Snack bag making from 9:30a - 11a.

4.  6p - 9p Youth & Family Night "Easter Tree" making, dinner and a Bible movie where you are immersed in our new surround sound home theater system donated and installed last night by Orlando Jr.  Bring your children, youth and family!

5.  Delivery of food, water, clothing and more to the homeless in Ventura County and downtown Los Angeles, 8a to 2p.

Who can help the Lord?  Please call or email and let us know you are planning to serve.

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