Christmas Angel TreesNovember 22, 2022
During Advent, there will be two Angel trees in the back of the Cathedral Basilica near the exits. Both trees will benefit those served by the Social Apostolate. The Cathedral Basilica Council of Catholic Women will set up one tree to provide gift cards for the homeless and low-income families. The Christian Service Committee will set up a tree to collect food to provide families in need with a Christmas Dinner. We are asking that you choose either an ornament and/or gift tag from these trees and purchase what is designated on the card. It is important that each participant receives a gift card of equal value so please provide the gift cards or food items in the denomination or quantity requested. We welcome as many gift cards or Christmas Dinner items, as you would like to donate as there are many in need.
Last year, the Cathedral donated over $3000 in gift cards to the Social Apostolate. This year, we hope to donate as many gift cards and to stock the pantry with a healthy Christmas Dinner for the families in need. You can return the Gift cards to the large, unwrapped box located near the tree no later than Sunday December 11th. PLEASE, put the amount of the gift card on the outside of the packaging!!!
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer with this effort, please ask a committee member after most masses. On behalf of the Cathedral Basilica Council of Catholic Women and the Christian Service Committee, we thank you for your support and generosity.