service -Giving Tree
St. Bernard Giving Tree (A Christmas parish project)
The St. Vincent de Paul Society collaborates with the Social Service Director in sponsoring an annual Giving Tree to assist the needy in our community at Christmas. Parishioners who are able to share their means with those who have little are invited to participate. We receive names and wishes of needy children and nursing home residents in our area. Paper ornaments specifying a need/wish is catalogued and placed on the tree to be removed by adults and children participating in this heartwarming project. The gifts are purchased, wrapped, sorted and labeled for distribution. A gift of LOVE is shared with others.