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.
Catholic Charities—Gifts made to the Catholic Charities Appeal will provide support needed to tens of thousands of people in need through countless organizations, programs and ministries of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. This is helping those right in our area.
Saint Vincent DePaul Society—Through the corporal works of Mercy, our Saint Vincent DePaul Society bears witness to the love of Christ by helping those in need in our local community. If you would like to donate non-perishable items to the food pantry, place them in the grey plastic bins in the narthex of the Church near the SCRIP sales tables.
Collection for the Holy Land- Requested by the Pope, this collection supports the Holy Places, but above all those pastoral, charitable, educational and social works which the Church supports in the Holy Land for the welfare of their Christian brethren and of the local communities.
Saint Eleanor Parish Collection on Good Friday.
"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