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LEND A HAND








        Our Church


        Christmas Giving Market              gifts that are one more "thing" in the   Communications/Printing Helpers
                                             pile of "things."                    The communications team is in need
                                                                                  of volunteers to help print our weekly
                                             The Christmas Giving Market is a
                                                                                  bulletins and seasonal media items.
                                             wonderful opportunity for parishioners,
                                                                                  Training is provided, and no experience
                                             friends, family, and guests to support
                                                                                  is necessary! If you would like to help,
                                             specifi c ministries via alternate gift
                                                                                  email sjdcommunications@sjd.org.
                                             giving. New this year are Gospel Boxes
                                             created by parishioners Deveral Allday
                                                                                  Reception Desk Volunteers
                                             and Andy Evans.
                                                                                  The receptionist needs smiling faces
                                             The Christmas Giving Market is a great   to greet people and to answer phones
                                             catalog for gift ideas for stocking   during events, staff meetings on
        Shop through Dec 18 (Sun)                                                 Tuesdays from 9:00-11:00 am, and
        in Sumners Hall                      stuffers, teachers, coaches, and grand-
                                             parents while sending a message of   on sick days.  Volunteer weekly or
        During this holy season when commer-  caring love and hopefulness.        monthy — whatever fi ts your schedule.
        cialism often obscures the true meaning                                   Contact Beverly Herbert, 713.622.3600,
        of our Lord’s birth, consider skipping   For more information, contact Robyn   bherbert@sjd.org.
                                             LaRocca, rlarocca@sjd.org.




        Our Community



        Volunteer to serve this holiday season!  Serve LIFE Houston
        Live out the reason for the season by   at their Infant Holiday Bash
        volunteering your time to serve our   LIFE Houston's annual Infant Holiday
        neighbors this Christmas. Our mission   Bash serves two purposes: it allows our
        partners have given us their wish list!   clients to bring their infants and families
        Find an opportunity that works for   to a fun holiday event and it gives us an
        you and your family and email Robyn   opportunity to distribute much needed
        LaRocca, rlarocca@sjd.org
                                             formula and baby food to sustain our
                                             clients throughout the winter holiday.
        Serve at Christian Community Service   Families join us for food, gifts, arts &
        Center (CCSC)
                                             crafts, and photos with Santa!
        Dec 5 (Mon), 9:00 – 11:00am
        All aboard for the Jingle Bell Express!   Serve at the Beacon
        Join our friends at Christian Community
                                             Dec 26 (Mon)
        Service Center to load and transport
                                             10:00 am – 2:00 pm
        new donated toys or to sort toys.
                                             Volunteers are needed to help serve at
                                             The Beacon. Free parking is available at
                                             the diocese garage at 500 San Jacinto.   Clay Lein and Betty Cody serving at The Beacon.
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