Corporal Works of Mercy

A Lenten Program Organized by the Holy Spirit Social Concerns Ministry

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Each weekend during Lent we will be collecting items to coincide with the Corporal Works of Mercy

grocery gift card imageGrocery giving cards may be placed in the collection basket every weekend during lent to be distributed to The Haitian Catholic Community for their Easter dinner. Smaller denominations ($20 or $25) work best to reach as many families as possible. 


All items should be left in the Holy Family Hall entryway




March 9 & 10
Visit the Sick, Elderly or Homebound

Reach Out to Someone in Need:

Visit someone in hospital or a nursing home; Bring a meal to a family with an ill member;
Send a note and/or a card to a shut in; Offer a ride to a doctor, dentist or any appointment to someone who is ill or elderly; Offer to read to someone who is ill;
Offer to babysit or walk the dog for someone in need.

March 16 & 17
Shelter the Homeless

New Linens : twin or
twin XL (dormitory size) bed sheet sets
twin blankets
bath towels & washcloths
pots, pans and kitchen towels

        Personal hygiene items for men women & children
Full size shampoos, conditioners, soaps,
razors, deodorant,
feminine hygiene products, toothbrushes and toothpaste 
     Disposable diapers
in all sizes, newborn to training pants;
Baby wipes; 
liquid laundry detergent.

Items will be donated to Inspirica in Stamford, one of the largest providers of services to the homeless in Connecticut.  No clothing this week please.


March 23-24
Clothe the Naked

SPRING work-appropriate clothing for women on hangers if possible.
See Guidelines for Dress for Success

New or gently used all seasons dress or casual attire and accessories for men and women
Childrens's, Men's and other women's attire and accessories for Abraham House.

March 30 & 31
Comfort the Imprisoned

New Bibles or Amazon Gift Cards (only Amazon). Amazon gift cards will be used to purchase new bibles that will be delivered, along with the donated bibles collected, to The Bridgeport Correctional Facility.

April 6 & 7
Feed the Hungry / Give Drink to the Thirsty

Non- perishable food, drinks (including water) will be collected, in our usual monthly fashion.

Items will be donated to Saint Mary's Church Stamford. 
Please also include NON-PERISHABLE Easter items for families and children.


April 13 & 14
Bury the Dead

A book will be available in the church vestibule on Palm Sunday. We invite you to add names of loved ones or friends, parishioners and/or parishioner family members who have died during the past year. All will be remembered during Good Friday services.
Also, we ask that you reach out to those who may have lost a loved one, particularly a spouse, by inviting them to lunch and/or including them in a social activity.  


The Seven Spiritual Works of Mercy

Admonish the sinner. Instruct the ignorant. Counsel the doubtful.
Comfort the sorrowful. Bear wrongs patiently. Forgive injuries.
Pray for the living and the dead.



During this Lenten season the U.S. Bishops along with our Holy Father encourage all of us to give renewed attention to practicing both the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.







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