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Detroit-St. Leo's Soup Kitchen

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A Prayerful, Exhilarating and Heartfelt Christmas Event @ St. Leo's Soup Kitchen

December 15, 2020


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Last Thursday several of us went down to St. Leo's for a wonderful Christmas event with the guests. It took us about a half-hour to unload our van to bring them a little Christmas joy...as it turned out, we received just as much JOY from the guests. This was, indeed, a joint effort. Our 7th and 8th grade religious education students put together several hundred "Blessing Bags" filled with toiletries, things to eat and other personal items. They donated the amount we needed (80) to the SPSE cause at St. Leo's. The parishioners at St. Therese of Lisieux supplied us with many Gift Card donations from the Giving Tree at our church for me to purchase hats, scarves, gloves and socks for each of the men, women and children who attended. A gift card to a restaurant for each was also added. My grandchildren helped me to organize and ready everything to be loaded on the van. This was a true "Team Event"!

The guests were so appreciative and thankful! After they picked up their lunch and items, prayer was offered to each of them and about 50-60 (I lost count), thankfully accepted without hesitation. Together, we gave Praise and Glory to our Lord. Many rosaries were also taken that day. We thank you Lord,Jesus for this beautiful opportunity! We were definitely led by the Holy Spirit!

Merry Christmas everyone and enjoy Evangelizing in the New Year!