Well, we’ve had Thanksgiving Thursday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  I just recently learned that tomorrow is “Giving Tuesday.”  Some have set aside this day to draw attention to our need to respond to the needs of those around us.

Our Sister Elizabeth Maria, pastoral associate at St. Wendelin, Fostoria, is currently helping with an effort to do just that with some of the migrant families in the area.  With the help of the National Honor Society at St. Wendelin School, St. Wendelin Parish, and parishioners from Blessed John XXIII Parish near Perrysburg, they are doing what they can to provide warm clothing, food and other items for these families.

Today’s Gospel reading of the widow who offers her two small coins reminds us that what we have to offer may seem small, but if given in love, it can make a great difference. What will you be able and willing to do tomorrow to celebrate “Giving Tuesday?”

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  1. Sr. Karen Marie Szkatulski on November 26, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I am making knitted hats for 26 Foster Children of St. Richard’s Parish in Swanton to be given on Saturday, Dec. 8 at their Christmas Party for Foster Children. Not exactly “Giving Tuesday” but I am presently working on these hats.

  2. Sr. Susan Kusz on November 26, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Sr. Karen Marie: sounds like for you it is “Giving Daily” rather than a specific day. Those children will take much JOY in receiving a warm, hand-knitted hat. Twenty-six? You are simply amazing!

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