February Day to Serve
Join MPB teacher leader Anne Schwieterman as we serve at The Denver Rescuce Mission/ “The Crossing”.We lift up our neighbors at The Crossing from 10:30am to 1:30pm on February 8th. . Our outreach will involve preparing and serving lunch to the people living there. There are only 6 shifts available for this service opportunity. For more information and sign up contact Ann or https://tinyurl.com/Day2ServeFeb19
The Ladies of WOO enjoyed a motivating evening with Jan Haas as she presented the “The Secret Power of Intention” Our next gathering will be Thursday Feb 7 where we will be creating hearts to share with Project Valentine. Project Valentine brightens the day for over 570 cancer patients young and old, at 18 infusion centers across the metro area on Valentine’s Day. We’ll gather in the school cafeteria from 6:15-8:00. No sewing experience needed. Bring a friend and craft and serve in community.
Creation Care Recycles the Old Parish Office
Thank you to the CC team and MPB parishioners who came in and disassembled window shades, light fixtures, medicine cabinets and numerous other treasures . These and other items are finding new homes at Habitat Restore.
Family to Family by the Numbers
Your generosity over the holidays was over the top. Here are a few of the numbers:
240 bags of food were distributed to seniors
94 families received gift cards for Thanksgiving groceries
179 seniors were sponsored by MPB families for Christmas
130 school families were sponsored by MPB families for Christmas
600+ toys and clothing items distributed to moms and children at Birthline, Sacred Heart House, and Gabriel House
50+ single moms received “self-care” gift bags.
Your generosity of both time and gifts lifted so many over the holidays. Please, consider keeping in touch with your family or senior. Perhaps send them a Valentines note letting them know you’re thinking of them. If you need their contact information, contact Ann.
Also, if you’d like to reconnect with the same family or senior next year, contact Ann and she can reserve your family/senior.
Denver Santa Claus Shop says Thank You MPB
On behalf of the Denver Santa Claus Shop Board, I want to thank all the MPB Parishioners who volunteered at the Shop this year. We had a wonderful team of volunteers who came during our pre-shop days as well as shop days to help sort & organize toys, haul trash, help with set up, handing out toys to clients along with the many toys donated from MPB school families. We distributed toys to over 12,000 kids this year & none of this would happen without our wonderful volunteers. Thanks so much for your time, talent & support.
Denver Santa Claus Shop Board Member and MPB Parishioner
From Social Outreach
Sunday Lunch Program
Join in community every Sunday as we make lunches for seniors who live in subsidized housing. Lunches are made in the school cafeteria after the 9:00 am Mass; 10:00am -11:15am . We are especially in need of volunteers in January as we serve over 200 senior households. For more information and to sign up: https://tinyurl.com/SLPJan19