A Memorable Lent-Almsgiving

“Prayer and fasting are good, but better than either is almsgiving accompanied by  righteousness ... It is better to give alms than to store up gold; for almsgiving saves one from death and expiates every sin. Those who regularly give alms shall enjoy a full life”      (Tob 12:8-9). 

As Jesus’ disciples, we recognize that almsgiving is a non-negotiable part of our Catholic life.  In helping those in need, we extend God’s generosity to us to others.  We do this out of gratitude for all we have received.  The early Christians lived this and so we strive to do so also for we know that “God is never outdone in generosity.”

Saint Eleanor Church - Our parish is where we make visible the life of God in worship, Scripture, Sacraments, and help to those in need.  Your sacrificial giving weekly is a giving back to God.  Remember that 3% of our Sunday  collection is given in charity (a tithe) to those involved in the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.  When you give here on Sunday, you give support to our parish and you help us help others who are in need.

                      "Charity is infectious, it excites, it risks and it engages!                            For true charity is always unmerited,  unconditional and gratuitous!"
−Pope Francis, Homily, February 15, 2015