Good Sam Outreach

Bethany House/Hope House Monthly Collection

This month (August) St. Paul’s supports Webster Hope. Instead of collecting food, they have asked us to continue to collect the school supplies that are needed to serve the youth in our community.

Please place your donations (in a paper bag) in the collection box in the Narthex. The Good Sam Outreach Committee will deliver our donations at the end of the month.

Here is an extensive list that was compiled from the Webster School District supply list. They are asking for new supplies only.

Thank you for your generosity in supporting Webster Hope!

Coat Collection

Good Sam Outreach coat collection continues. The need includes adult and children's coats, sweaters, hats, mittens, boots, etc. Items may be placed in the large grey tote (outside) to the left of the church's front doors.

If you have any questions, or can help with delivering, please contact Jodie in the parish office 671- 2100 or Jodie.hickey@dor.org

Bethany House/Hope House Monthly Collection

July's Food/Supply Collection will benefit Bethany House. Please see their current "wish list" to the right. It is also posted in the bulletin.

A reminder that we alternate between Bethany and Hope House as our monthly recipient. We THANK YOU for helping to make a big difference in so many lives!

Please place your donations in the collection box in the Narthex when you come for Mass. The Good Sam Outreach Committee will deliver our donations at the end of the month. Thank you very much!

2022 Lenten Food Drive  - Awesome!

Good Sam together with Fr. Paul and the entire parish staff wish to thank you for the incredible response to our Lenten Food Drive. Your response was nothing less than overwhelming and we were able to help so many of the less fortunate in our community. Our parish is truly awesome! May God bless you for your generosity.

2022 Lenten Food Drive - March 5/6 through April 9/10

St Paul’s annual Lenten Food Drive supports the many people in our communities who are in need of assistance. Donations are collected for one specific location per week:

Hope House, our local Webster food pantry,

Webster Back Pack, which currently distributes weekly food bags to 97 kids in our elementary schools,

Williamson Come-Unity Center, the Wayne County food pantry,

Sister Regis Food Cupboard,

St. Joseph House of Hospitality, and the

Eastern Service Workers Assoc. which provides weekly food boxes to the Bay Street area.

Please place your donations in paper bags in the bin in the Narthex before or after Mass. Deliveries will be made at the beginning of the following week.

Thank you for last week's donations!

Refugee Resettlement

Good Sam Outreach is working with Catholic Family Center to help with local refugee resettlement.

Many of you may be aware that Rochester has been designated as one of the 25 cities that will receive Afghan refugees. Catholic Family Center (CFC) is already working with some of these families and preparing for others who will be coming to our area.

Recently representatives from CFC conducted a presentation to discuss their work and explain how we can help by donating our time, talent and treasure both individually and as a community. We are now planning to have Lauren Fry from Catholic Family Center come back to St. Paul’s for a volunteer orientation night for those who are interested in helping. Stay tuned for updates!

We are called as faithful Catholics to do our part to help those who have suffered great loss as a result of their support of our country and desire for freedom in their homeland.

Good Sam Outreach

Giving Tree

It's again the most wonderful time of the year: time to brighten the holidays for those in need!  We again have a revised Giving Tree this year. We eliminated the tags on the tree. Please refer to the list below of suggested gift items. Any of these items can be for a boy or girl, any size: infant to size 16. Purchase what you can and bring the gifts, unwrapped, to St Paul’s and put them in the Narthex closet next to the library….. please, no later than December 19. Donations for “Fuel” are also being accepted this year, please make your check out to "St. Paul’s" and add “Fuel” in the memo line. Please drop fuel donations in the donations slot or box.

This is the same routine we used last year because of the pandemic and it worked very well.  We will still provide needy children with some Christmas joy thanks to your continued generosity. Thank you in advance!

May God bless you and keep you safe and healthy during this holiday season.

PANTS OR JEANS
PAJAMAS
MITTENS, GLOVES, HATS
SHIRTS or TOPS
UNDERWEAR, SOCKS
TOYS, BOOKS
PLEASE NO GIFT CARDS or CASH

If you have questions please call Jean Fredericks at 645-3523.

Giving Tree - Thank You!


Thank you to all who generously donated through our Good Sam Outreach Giving Tree. A total of $1,820 was raised as fuel money to assist needy parishioners of Our Lady of the Americas with their heating bills. Also we received the note below regarding all the wonderful gifts:

Dear Parishioners at St. Paul’s,
We were so worried this year, that because of the Covid epidemic we would have nothing to give to our poor families for Christmas. It seemed inconceivable that so many people would have nothing with which to celebrate Christ’s birthday.

Were we wrong! How wonderful you were! So many gifts and so much food. So many happy families 97 (144 adults and 295 children)! Since Christmas we have helped approximately 25 more families. What a blessing you all are! How proud of you God must be that you honored His birth with love not only of Him but also of His needy children!

May He bless you in return with the warmth of His love and keep you safe and well,

Natalia Medeso & Sr. Julia Norton

Undie Sunday June 12 & 13

Good Sam Outreach will be sponsoring a special collection for Hope House the weekend of June12 and 13. They are in need of new men's, women's and especially kid's underwear and socks. Any and all sizes will be appreciated.
This is a great way to help our neighbors in need! Please put your donations in the labeled bin near the Bethany House food collection box. Thank you!

Bethany House “Wish List”

Requested items for July 2022

  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Clorox wipes & Lysol
  • Floor cleaner
  • Baby wipes
  • Office supplies (manila folders, jumbo paper clips, plain notebooks)
  • Snack items such as Goldfish
  • Non-leaking sippy cups

Webster Hope “School Supply Wish List”

Requested items for August 2022:

  • pencil box or pouch
  • scissors
  • Sanford Magic Rub white erasers
  • durable plastic 2 pocket folders
  • highlighters
  • pencils
  • black or blue pens
  • basic color pencils or markers
  • Expo low odor dry erase markers
  • fine tip black Sharpie markers
  • Crayola crayons, 12-24, please no larger
  • index cards
  • post-it or sticky notes
  • wired headphones or earbuds
  • small rulers
  • glue sticks
  • ziplock gallon bags
  • spiral notebooks
  • composition notebooks, wide or college ruled
  • loose leaf paper, wide or college ruled
  • book bags and string bags
  • socks (all ages & sizes)
  • underwear (all ages & sizes)

Webster Hope “Wish List”

Requested items for June 2022:

  • coffee & tea
  • cooking oil
  • mayonnaise
  • pickles & relish
  • BBQ sauce
  • dish soap
  • laundry detergent
  • deodorant
  • girl’s & women’s underwear
  • We always welcome your garden produce!

Lenten Food Drive – Week #5

April 2-3 – Eastern Service Workers

  • Canned meat (tuna, chicken, ham)
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned hearty soup, stew, & chili
  • Peanut butter & jelly
  • Coffee (regular, no K-cups)

Lenten Food Drive – Week #6

April 9-10 – St. Joseph House of Hospitality

  • Canned meat (tuna, chicken, ham)
  • Canned vegetables & fruit
  • Canned hearty soup, stew, & chili
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Peanut butter & jelly