Helping Hands

St. Gerard House

St. Gerard House is a non-profit organization that provides a home for unwed mothers. The home has a fully accredited high school on campus. We at St. Philip Neri Church enjoy collecting gifts and donations for the mothers and their babies during the Christmas season.  Learn more about the St. Gerard House at: http://www.stgerardcampus.org.

Stock the “Shopping Cart” basket ministry

Stock our basket at St. Philip Neri Church for the “Shopping Cart” ministry for Taylor Care Center.  We enjoy filling our basket with goodies to stock the residents’ in-house “shopping cart,” where they can cash in their game tickets to purchase personal items, as well a fun items.  Donations to this ministry may be brought in on the first Sunday of every month.  The items may include small dollar store items such as playing cards, games, socks, jewelry, makeup, lotions, books, cute cups, stationary and knick-knacks (preferably unbreakable).  This ministry is recommended for those who enjoy using their imagination to shop for fun, practical, or not-so-practical inexpensive “treasures.”

 

Christ Has No Body ~ Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)
Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
Compassion on this world,
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
Yours are the eyes, you are his body.
Christ has no body now but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
compassion on this world.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.

Jesus said, “If you want to be perfect, go sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.  Then come follow me” Matthew 19:21.