St. Teresa of Avila tells us, “Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.”
The following is a list of upcoming projects for 2018-2019. Please consider contributing your time, talent, and treasure to one or more. If you have any questions, suggestions, or wish to sign up to assist with any project please contact Tina Lindberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-362-3323 x15.
Service Sunday is typically the third Sunday of the month. Check the bulletin for the exact date!
Poor Box Donations
Each month of the year donations to the Poor Box are dedicated to a project, or an agency needing financial support on a regular and on going basis.
January – House of Ruth
House of Ruth helps women, children and families in greatest need and with very limited resources build safe, stable lives and achieve their highest potential. We enfold women and families in an environment that is safe, structured and predictable and where they receive highly responsive and caring attention from the staff.
February – FAIR Girls
The FAIR Girls home office in Washington, D.C. offers compassionate care to prevent the exploitation of all girls, with a special emphasis on girls who have experienced homelessness, life inside the foster care system, sexual abuse, and trafficking.
March – Catholic Relief Services
Catholic Relief Services is a humanitarian aid organization which helps the poor and vulnerable overseas by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease, and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies.
April – Christ House
Christ House provides comprehensive and compassionate health care to sick, homeless men and women in the District of Columbia.
May – Interfaith Worker Justice
Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) is a national network that builds collective power by advancing the rights of workers through unions, worker centers, and other expressions of the labor movement and by engaging diverse faith communities and allies in joint action, from grassroots organizing to shaping policy at the local, state and national levels.
June – The Northwest Center
The Northwest Center seeks to promote the dignity of women and a respect for all human life. We seek to accomplish this goal by offering the loving support and comprehensive aid necessary to enable all women to continue their pregnancies, deliver healthy babies, and adequately care for themselves and their children.
July/August – St. Vincent de Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul attends to the spiritual and material needs of the poor. These funds are kept for Annunciation’s St. Vincent de Paul Society.
September – S.O.M.E.
SOME (So Others Might Eat) is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation’s capital. We meet the immediate daily needs of the people we serve with food, clothing, and health care. We help break the cycle of homelessness by offering services, such as affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling, to the poor, the elderly and individuals with mental illness.
October – The Gabriel Project
Gabriel Network is a Christian ministry of loving service to women and families challenged with a crisis pregnancy. We have been helping women and children in Maryland and Washington, D.C. for more than twenty years.
November – The Father McKenna Center
Provides care for families struggling with poverty and men facing homelessness by providing food, shelter, clothing and services to support their journey toward stability, productivity, meaning and hope, building upon the good works, ideals and values of Father Horace McKenna, S.J.
December – Holy Family of Bethlehem Foundation
Holy Family Hospital is the premier maternity hospital and neonatal critical care center in Bethlehem region of the West Bank. Its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit cares for the most critically-ill newborns, some weighing just over one pound. The Hospital and its Outreach Clinics provide the highest quality care to all regardless of religion, ethnicity, or ability to pay. No one is ever turned away.
Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much!