News Item–Collection for Puerto Rico

I am writing today to let you know about a special collection that we will take the next two weekends at Mass, Sunday, October 15, and Saturday, October 21. In other words, both collections for the two weekends will go for Puerto Rico and their needs in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The board decided to send our collection to Map International, a group that gives back to the needy, 100% of what is collected. The group works primarily to assist people in getting their medications.
In order to make this collection a bit more fun, there will be a few items for sale: Beautiful greeting cards, yummy homemade raspberry and blackberry jams, and possibly some homemade pickles that are to die for! (:
So friends, you can choose to give and take a little something home with you or simply give your monetary contribution to this worthy and needy cause. I would ask that you make checks out to All Are One Catholic church for any items you purchase or you may pay for items with cash–just put it all in the collection basket. The items for sale will be individually priced so come early as these will go fast!
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Peace and love, Pastor Kathy