Our beloved Justice and Charity Coordinator, Sheila, announced that she is leaving for Richmond in April, and her letter to the church is below. We will miss her enthusiastic greetings and her dedication to our parish ministries. Since we can’t gather in person for a farewell celebration, she will be at all the Masses on April 11, and outside in the parking lot to have allow folks to drive-through and say goodbye or drop off cards from 12:30 to 3:30 the same Sunday. We hope you will join us in thanking her and wishing her well on these new adventures!
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Our Angelic Gift drive looks different this year, but you can still join us in supporting families in need as we approach Christmas! Click on this link to sign up to shop for an individual. Then, buy the present, wrap it, write the gift ID number on the outside, and return the wrapped present to Incarnation as soon as possible (last day is December 13). If you’d like to support the families receiving Angelic Gifts, but don’t want to buy a present (whether because of financial constraints or to avoid shopping in person), you can make an online donation to the parish Outreach fund, and designate it to Angelic Gifts, and our team will use that to support presents that don’t get returned. Thank you for your incredible generosity!
Sign up to give a gift here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a45aaa72ea4fb6-angelic
We’re inviting parishioners to consider Alternative Gifts for holidays and special occasions… donating to charity in someone’s name, or giving fair trade items. Here are some links to Incarnation ministries that you can donate to as part of your Alternative Giving tradition!
Incarnation (the parish, the Outreach Ministry, or the Haiti Ministry)
- The parish supports staff salaries, as well as capital improvements and necesary maintenance
- The Outreach Ministry supports food ministry and financial assistance
- The Haiti Ministry sponsors two schools and a clinic run by the Little Sisters and Little Brothers of the Incarnation in Pandiassou, Haiti
Habitat for Humanity (affordable home ownership)
IMPACT (interfaith community organizing and justice ministry)
Hope for Haiti (Diocese of Richmond)
- There is a new diocesan fund to support regional projects and non-twin parishes, with a goal of raising $20,000+
- There is a $50,000 matching grant for food support in the Diocese of Hinche
- There is a $9,000 matching grant for education support
Casa Alma (Charlottesville Catholic Worker)
Sin Barreras/Without Barriers (immigrant outreach and advocacy)
St. Vincent de Paul, Holy Trinity Conference (financial aid and faith building in Charlottesville)
PACEM (housing the homeless in Charlottesville)