Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women
The HDCCW International Commission just wrapped up its second year sponsoring Cross Catholic Outreach’s Boxes of Joy program for the Harrisburg Diocese. The boxes are filled with items for poor children ages 2-14 in Central America and the Caribbean.
This year 17 parishes participated along with 3 families from churches that were not participating. The event is open to anyone in the Diocese, regardless of CCW membership. The number of boxes turned in ranged from a few up to 264 for a grand total of 1,055 boxes! That is a 50% increase from last year.
A great big THANK YOU to all who participated:
Good Shepherd Saint Joseph, Danville
Holy Infant Saint Joseph the Worker
Holy Name of Jesus Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque
Our Lady of Good Counsel Saint Monica
Our Lady Help of Christians Saint Theresa of the Infant Jesus
Our Lady of Lourdes Saint Vincent de Paul
Saint Catherine Laboure Sacred Heart of Jesus, Cornwall
Saint Francis Xavier Seven Sorrows of BVM
Saint Joan of Arc
“We will be judged by God on charity, on how we have loved our brothers and sisters, especially the weakest and most needy of them.” ~ Pope Francis