• Father Lance W. Harlow

Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday is tomorrow and as I write this blog on "Thanksgiving-eve" I am thankful for all of you who have made the St. Nicholas Project a reality. It is your love for the boys and girls at the Kurn Hattin Homes for Children that has allowed our fledgling little act of charity to grow over these past four years. This week I received an email from Our Lady of Good Help, St Mary's Parish in Brandon, VT. They are going to have a special drive during the Advent season to collect new or handmade gloves, mittens, hats and socks for the children. The St. Mary's Parish Catholic Education Program is sponsoring it and inviting their children, families, teachers and parishioners to participate.

When I received that email I nearly fell out of my seat. I was speechless because I could see the power of God touching the hearts of those parishioners at St. Mary's Church in Brandon. It could only be God who inspired them to reach out in faith to their parishioners and to make so many acts of charity.

For all of you who are involved with fundraising, you know that some days you feel like you are a voice crying out in the wilderness wondering if anybody hears you and your message! And, the answer is "Yes!" Don't give up even when you feel like you're a "broken record" giving the same old sales pitch.

So, for all of you who have listened to us at the St. Nicholas Project trying every day to connect the Catholic community in Vermont with charitable and material donations for the Kurn Hattin Homes for Children, thank you from the bottom of my heart for listening and responding. And I encourage all of you to spread the word today about the great work taking place at Kurn Hattin helping children-at-risk and their families. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!


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