When I was in high school my first job in produce was being assigned to make fruit baskets for Christmas. For the past thirty five years now I have continued making fruit baskets at Christmas time with the youth of the parishes where I have served. This year will be my ffith year working with the youth of Good Shepherd Catholic Community making fruit baskets for Christmas. Every year we had made more baskets and have had more baskets donated! Last year we made over 300 baskets of which 155 baskets were donated! This year we will be making them again. Below you will find information about this year’s Fruit Basket Project. We will also be having Giving Trees again this year for Christmas gifts. This project is coordinated through our local school districts.
God’s blessings and peace, Father Bill
Good Shepherd Catholic Community Youth and members of the Confirmation Class will be working with Father Bill making fruit baskets for Christmas. The youth will be selling three size baskets for: $10.00, $15.00 and $27.50. You may want to buy one for yourself or your family, or one to give as a gift for that hard to buy for person. You may also wish to donate a basket. Donated baskets will be delivered to people in our parishes who are sick, housebound, or people in need, and to the local food banks. A donated basket would be a beautiful way to tell the sick, those in need and the housebound that the parish community cares for them. Orders will be taken for the Fruit Baskets after all the Masses on the weekends of Nov. 24/25, Dec. 1 / 2 and Dec. 8/9. Or you can fill out the order form at the bottom of this page and return it in the Sunday collection basket the next few weeks or drop it off at the parish office.
This project will be a fund raiser for our parish and will help support youth ministry. The money raised will be used to help pay for the youth retreats and workshops that are available for our young people through the Diocesan Youth Ministry.
Their will be two pick-up dates for orders this year. You can order your baskets for the weekend of December 15/16 or the weekend of December 22/23. Ordered baskets can be picked up at church after all the Masses on those weekends. Please consider supporting this worthwhile project, it benefits so many people of all ages.