The upcoming Yes We Can! food collection for our pantry, St. Faustina’s Gate, will be next weekend, August 17 & 18. This month, the requested item is a cake mix. Why a cake mix? Sister Juanita Nowak was the volunteer pantry director from 2011 until 2014 when serious health issues necessitated her leaving the ministry she loved and was so devoted to. Sister Juanita always wanted to have something special to offer the families who came to the pantry; cookies, brownie mix, candy, and cake mixes and icing. She could not bear the thought of someone going without a birthday cake! So, we continue this kind practice and undoubtedly Sister Juanita would be delighted by this!
In July, we asked for canned corn and canned peas. Your response was to donate 192 cans! Thank you to our parishioners for supporting this important ministry.