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FISH BOWL SUNDAY

We are beginning a Fish Bowl Sunday in our parishes to help support the local food pantries that are serving the needs of people within our parish. We are starting Fish Bowl Sunday to keep our parishioners abreast on an ongoing basis of the needs of the four local food pantries and to provide a reminder to donate items to help meet those needs.

Posted by Fr. Bill on April 29, 2017

This is how Fish Bowl Sunday works:

  • Fish Bowl Sunday will be the First Sunday of each Month.
  • Prior to First Sunday of the month a volunteer will check with your local food pantry and ask for 8 to 12 food and/or non-food items most needed. 
  • Those 8-12 items will be written on several slips of papers and put into a fish bowl.
  • The Fish Bowl filled with the slips of the items needed will be at the church entrance before and after Mass on the First Sunday of each Month.
  • At the end of mass we encourage you to reach into the bowl and choose a slip with items needed.
  • We ask that you purchase the item on the slip of paper and return it to church the next Sunday.
  • A place will be designated at each of our churches where the items will be collected.
  • Volunteers will then bring the items received to the food pantries.AC

Below is a list of the food pantries we will support with items received from Fish Bowl Sunday

King Ferry Food Pantry which is now operating out of the former Ag Wing at the Southern Cayuga Central School. Currently the pantry has food distribution days on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon.  Since they are now an independent incorporated not-for-profit corporation separate form GSCC, money donations made to the King Ferry Food Pantry should no longer be made to GSCC, all donations should now be made directly to the King Ferry Food Pantry, Inc. at P.O. Box 242, King Ferry, NY 13081.                                                                                  

Moravia Hope Pantry director Fay Reynolds.  The Moravia Hope Pantry has food distribution on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 10:00 a.m. – 12 Noon.  It is located at 66 Aurora Street, Moravia, NY the mailing address is:  The Moravia Hope Pantry, P.O. Box 462, Moravia, NY 13118      Phone # 315-283-5663

Moravia Community Food Pantry- donations may be made out to Moravia Community Food Pantry c/o Mary Hart; 87 Main Street Moravia NY 13118. Or call 315 497-0977. 

Union Springs Food Pantry - donations may be left at Trinity United Church of Christ or St Michael's Church. For information call Donna or Wayne Wolfgang at 315 253-4232.

Our first Fish Bowl Sunday will be the weekend of May 6th/7th.

Thank you for your support of this new program.  Our Pastoral Council received this suggestion from Tim Quill who had experienced Fish Bowl Sunday at a parish he visits in the summer months.  It was very successful there, may it be just as successful in our parish.

                        God’s blessings and peace, Father Bill

 

Words from our Pastor

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