SFA GIVING TREE
The St Francis of Assisi Giving Tree appears in the vestibule on the first weekend of Advent. Proposed/suggested gifts for underprivileged families are hung as Christmas Tree ornaments for the parishioners to take and fulfill. Gilmour Knight participation may range from simply buying gifts and returning them to the vestibule on a subsequent Sunday to working in the rectory basement to handling the logistics of distribution. Logistics involves matching the gifts’ labels to family lists for the several inner-city parish locations that later distribute the gifts. The basement work begins in earnest after 8AM Mass on the 3rd Sunday of Advent and may last into the early afternoon.