Affordable Housing in Arlington
OLQP has collected more than 1,200 of the 10,000 signatures collected by VOICE supporting affordable housing in Arlington. On December 12, VOICE (Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement) will present the signatures to representatives of the County Board, from 6-6:45 pm. If you can be present at this outdoor event, please contact Michelle Knight at email@example.com or Chuck Moran at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-892-4154
Thanksgiving Food Collection
Our Thanksgiving Basket program was a huge success. We distributed more than 270 turkeys and all of the trimmings. Thank you to everyone involved. You brought food, donated money, volunteered your time to register, to sort food, to pack bags and to distribute them, and even made and baked handmade pies. Our neighbors in need had a better Thanksgiving because of your generosity. Thank you!
Shoebox Sunday - December 14-15
It has been our tradition for nearly 30 years to provide gifts for the homeless in our nearby community with a shoebox filled with comfort items...clean, warm socks, gloves, small containers of toiletries (shampoo, lotions, toothpaste), sweets, a flashlight, a small denomination gift card, a picnic salt shaker, a camping fork...simple gifts in a shoebox. Be mindful that most homeless men outnumber homeless women by about 4 to 1. Bring your filled shoeboxes this weekend and we will add a handknit scarf to these items and the youth of the parish will wrap the shoeboxes and include a card made by our religious education circles.
We invite you to support the parish in providing lunch to the Shirlington Day Laborers through the Brown Bag Lunch Program. Please take a 'brown bag angel' ornament from the basket under the giving tree, place your donation inside the ornament and hang it on the tree. The tree will be in the sanctuary through Christmas.
Christmas Cards for Haiti
Your participation in the Haiti Christmas card program willl improve the lives of the people of Medor. Cards are available after each Mass through Christmas.