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A Note of Thanks from the Food Pantry As we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, the Food Pantry wishes to thank all of you who make this Ministry such a success serving the hungry in our community. Without the generosity of parishioners who continuously donate food items and money we would not be able to serve so many families and seniors week in and week out.
This year our Thanksgiving donations: food items, gift cards and cash have been the most we have seen. Your generosity in the middle of a pandemic has been truly amazing.
We would like to thank the following businesses and groups that held food drives for the Food Pantry, while it was still possible, since last Thanksgiving:
the Woonsocket Social Security Office,
Monsignor Gadoury School,
Woonsocket Villanova Middle School,
North Smithfield Stop and Shop.
Each Tuesday and Thursday, a volunteer from New Beginnings Soup Kitchen brings us produce, pastry and bread donated by Hannaford’s of Uxbridge and often Wrights Dairy Farm that New Beginnings doesn’t need for it’s noon meal. This allows us to give families fresh items.
A special thank you to our weekly Tuesday and Thursday volunteers:
A great big Thank you to John Heroux who goes to the RI Food Bank weekly to pick up hundreds of pounds of food, and to Price Rite where we can shop through a FEMA grant for items we cannot get at the Food Bank. He then unloads all the food and stocks shelves.
We could not operate without these committed volunteers, especially this year during Covid 19; when we have been able to remain open, because of their dedication.
These ministries apply Jesus' message to the needs of those around us. They allow our parish to reach out to those in our communities and around the world who need our help, and to make known the Gospel's response to situations around us. Some of these ministries have their own pages on this site.
The Common Good in the Digital Age (26-28 September 2019) A video on ethical issues related to new technologies. Based on Pope Francis’ encouragement to find new ways of dialoguing about how we are shaping the future of our planet (Laudato Si’, 14), the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD) and the Pontifical Council for Culture (PCC) organised a seminar of experts to foster an in-depth debate on the topic of the common good in the digital age. The videoclip below shows the main topics of the meeting and point out the issues and concerns on the challenges of digital technologies for the good of all human beings.