Advent wreath
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Johan van Parys

Sharing our blessings this Advent and Christmas Season

There are several ways you can support our community this Advent and Christmas season.

Make a Gift to our St. Vincent de Paul Outreach Ministry
Our St. Vincent de Paul Outreach has resumed their work on Tuesday and Thursdays 9:30 – 11:30am in Teresa of Calcutta. We have reopened with limited services of ID vouchers, gas card and bus cards. Thanks to our staff and the volunteers returning to do this important work. The Basilica’s St. Vincent de Paul Ministry provides much needed support to the vulnerable in our community. To make a gift to our St. Vincent de Paul ministry, please visit


Make a Christmas Gift to The Basilica
Please consider making a special Christmas gift to support our ministries and programs. Make your gift at


Ascension’s “Be a Santa’s Helper” 
Church of the Ascension’s “Be a Santa’s Helper” drive last Advent delivered nearly 200 Christmas bags and 400 food boxes to families in need. They are trying to double that this year with a goal of: Every child in need receives a present this Christmas. We would like all toys to arrive on or before December 9. 

Buy a toy from the wish list; it will ship to Ascension. 
Visit to see the list.

We also need volunteers to help with wrapping, packing and distribution. Please visit this form on Sign-Up Genius to see days and times available.

Volunteer at Catholic Charities
Volunteer to help serve meals at Catholic Charities during the Advent and Christmas season. 
More information at




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