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Christmas Angel Trees

 

Beautiful christmas tree isolated on white background.

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.

Holy Hour and Happy Hour for Young Adults

Calling all young adults to the inaugural gathering of The Frassati Sacred Social Society!  We will hold a Holy Hour followed by a Happy Hour on Friday, December 2, beginning at 6pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Savannah.  For more information, contact April Flojo at aflojo@gmail.com.

Christmas Bake Sale December 11th after Masses

Christmas Bake Sale
The Cathedral Basilica Council of Catholic Women will be having a Bake Sale on the Plaza after the 8:00, 10:00 and 11:30 AM Masses (or until they sell out) on the 11th of December. They will have a delectable variety of home-made goodies to tempt you! If you love to bake and would like to donate one or more of your creations to our sale, we would love to add you to our group of bakers! You can drop off your baked goods Saturday December 10th between 9AM and 3PM in the Parish Hall kitchen or come help us bake and decorate that day. Please contact Virginia Broderick vabroderick@comcast.net or 912-484-1853 if you have any questions.

Bless the Baby Jesus Thursday December 15th at 6:30 pm

BLESSING BABY JESUS FOR HOME NATIVITY”
Give Your Family a Real Gift
Thursday December 15th at 6:30 PM
In the beloved annual tradition introduced by St. John Paul II, the Blessing of the Bambinelli is celebrated by the Pope each year during Advent. The Cathedral Basilica will celebrate the special blessing this year. Bring the baby Jesus (Bambinelli in Italian) your home creche to the church for the blessing and then join us in the Parish House for cookies, carols, and crafts! While this is planned around children, all parishioners are invited and encouraged to participate. A great opportunity to invite neighbors and friends to our beautiful Cathedral Basilica.