Adjustments to Seasonal Events for 2020 ~
Changes to Christmas Giving Tree Program at Our Lady Queen of Peace and Saint Margaret of Cortona!
The annual Christmas Giving Tree program has a few changes this year due to Covid-19. In past years, a Giving Tree was placed in each church. A tag was taken from the Giving Tree, and items were brought to Church. It is impossible to conduct the application process of sorting and distributing while practicing social distancing. Also, the possibility of further store and church closings in the fall and winter are an unknown. Therefore, rather than asking people to take paper tags during this time of pandemic, we are asking for donations of gift cards from Walmart, Price Chopper, Hannaford, & Target. Beginning the week of November 7-8, we will start accepting your gift cards. If you can help and you are coming to church, please do the following: *Place your gift card[s] in a white envelope. *Clearly mark that envelope Christmas Giving Tree. *Include the gift card amount so the recipient is not confused. [If possible, please include the receipt to validate the money you are gifting.] If you are coming to church, *Place your gift card along with your weekly donation in the large basket located near the main entrance of the church. If you have not yet returned to church, we ask that you consider sending your gift card to the parish office. Please mark your white envelope either Our Lady Queen of Peace or Saint Margaret. All gift cards must be received no later than the weekend of December 5-6. NOTE: Gift Cards for St Margaret [Target & Walmart preferred]
Saint Margaret of Cortona Parish Events:
Flower Donations for the Altar: During the months of July and August, Flower Shop flowers will not be delivered bi-monthly because of the often extreme heat in the church. Parishioners who would like to donate flowers from their own gardens at home are welcome to do so and parishioners who would like to make a monetary donation for flowers to memorialize deceased loved ones, honor living family members and friends, celebrate an anniversary or birthday for a specific Sunday may contact Linda Vaughn at 887-2490 to arrange this. Vases can/will be provided.
Everybody Needs Some TLC Sometime … . St. Margaret’s is no different. The landscaping beds around the church and rectory are in need of some loving care. If you have some time to devote to improving the outside appearance of our property by weeding, trimming and mulching or if your employer sponsors a Community Service Day contact Linda Vaughn 887-2490.
Parish Bulletin Article Deadline: Articles are due Friday at 10 am (10 days prior to the desired bulletin date.) Holiday weeks the bulletin deadline is fifteen days before publication. All articles must be submitted in writing, e-mail preferred. Please understand that there may mot be availability of space in a particular issue, but we will make every attempt to accommodate your needs. The earlier we receive your request, the better. Please send your information to Barbara Dunigan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Prayer Line: If you wish to have a prayer said for a family member, friend or loved one, please contact Lorraine or Gordon at 382-8410 or Peggy at 887-5204.