The Parish St Vincent de Paul Society, with support from St Patrick’s School, are driving the Hardest Hit Christmas Appeal to assist local families and groups hardest hit by drought and bushfires in NSW.

Let your heart guide the way you give. There will be an envelope SVDP Christmas Appeal (with tax deduction) and bucket collection at all Masses next weekend 23-24 November. All loose coins from this weekend’s collections will go to this SVDP Appeal. This money will be donated to the Forbes/ Wilcannia SVDP Conference to spend nearby to support local businesses. We are also providing baskets in the Narthex for hamper items and non-perishable foods which will be packaged and sent to local clients with the overflow being sent to assist families doing it tough in western NSW. Items for the hamper need to be delivered by Sunday 1 December so they can be packed and delivered.

Please give generously spread some Christmas cheer to those in need this Christmas.