Christmas Child

Candy specifications: Starting in 2017, no type of candy can be included in shoebox gifts. Toothpaste specifications: Starting in 2017, toothpaste cannot be included in shoebox gifts, but a child’s oral hygiene can still be improved by regular use of a toothbrush alone.


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  • used or damaged items
  • war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures
  • chocolate or food – due to customs regulations
  • out-of-date candy – make sure that the expiration date is at least six months after National Collection Week (November 16 – 23, 2015)
  • liquids or lotions – these can spill and get all over the other items
  • medications or vitamins
  • breakable items such as snowglobes or glass containers
  • aerosol cans


School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.

Non-liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.

Accessories: T-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.

Crafts: Make your own items such as hair bows, finger puppets, and friendship bracelets.

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Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

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Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

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